Sacramento Kings

Kings game plan at Cleveland Cavaliers

KINGS (16-28) AT

CAVALIERS (27-20)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

Time: 4:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Three-point defense: The Kings have given up a season-high 17 three-pointers in back-to-back games. The defense can’t allow the Cavaliers to get comfortable from the perimeter.

2. Focus on the point: Kyrie Irving is coming off a career-high 55 points, including 11 threes in a win over Portland on Wednesday. With LeBron James (sprained right wrist) doubtful, Irving is the Cavs’ primary offensive threat.

3. Transition game: The Kings had only eight fast-break points in Wednesday’s loss at Toronto. They need to use their defense to generate easier scoring chances on the break.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

34

Jason Thompson

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

CAVALIERS

No.

Player

Pos.

2

Kyrie Irving

PG

5

J.R. Smith

SG

31

Shawn Marion

SF

0

Kevin Love

PF

20

Timofey Mozgov

C

Jason Jones

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