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Kings game plan vs. Los Angeles Clippers

KINGS (19-34)

AT CLIPPERS (36-19)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Staples Center

Time: 7 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Attack the paint: With Blake Griffin still out after a staph infection, the Kings would be wise to test the depth of the Clippers’ frontcourt, which now relies heavily on DeAndre Jordan.

2. Transition defense: The Clippers excel in the open court when Chris Paul controls the tempo. He’ll look to find Jordan around the rim for easy scores, so the Kings must be aware and avoid getting beaten down the floor.

3. Play smart: The Kings cannot afford to give the Clippers easy scores off turnovers. They must make the simple, smart play and avoid forcing the spectacular one, which is risky.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

34

Jason Thompson

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

CLIPPERS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Chris Paul

PG

4

J.J. Redick

SG

22

Matt Barnes

SF

10

Spencer Hawes

PF

6

DeAndre Jordan

C

Jason Jones

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