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Game plan: Kings at Heat

The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside (21) leads his team in scoring (21.7 points per game), rebounds (14.7) and blocked shots (3.3). ... Whiteside tries to get control of the ball as the San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Miami.
The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside (21) leads his team in scoring (21.7 points per game), rebounds (14.7) and blocked shots (3.3). ... Whiteside tries to get control of the ball as the San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Miami. The Associated Press

Kings (2-2)

at Heat (1-2)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena

When: Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Rim protector: Former King Hassan Whiteside has become one of the NBA’s premier shot blockers. He has 10 blocks through three games and at least one in 32 consecutive games. Getting him in foul trouble would help the Kings.

2. Contain the point: Keeping Miami point guard Goran Dragic from controlling the game is a must. He’s averaging 18.3 points and 6.7 assists.

3. Get tough on ‘D’: Entering Monday, the Kings were allowing opponents to shoot 47.8 percent, second-highest in the league, and they can ill afford to let that develop into a trend.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

10

Ty Lawson

PG

40

Arron Afflalo

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

PF

41

Kosta Koufos

C

Heat

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Goran Dragic

PG

11

Dion Waiters

SG

20

Justise Winslow

SF

5

Luke Babbitt

PF

21

Hassan Whiteside

C

Jason Jones

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