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The Bucks stop here for Kings; no second chances for Milwaukee

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and seven rebounds in Sacramento’s 102-94 loss on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.
Kings center DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and seven rebounds in Sacramento’s 102-94 loss on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. The Associated Press

Kings (2-4)

at Bucks (3-2)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Bradley Center, Milwaukee

When: 5 p.m. today

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. One-and-done: The Kings gave up 23 second-chance points in Thursday’s loss at Orlando. That was too much to overcome against the Magic. Sacramento can’t afford to continue the trend in Milwaukee.

2. Shut down the middle: One major part of the Kings’ defense is protecting the paint, and Sacramento hasn’t been doing a very good job of that lately. Penetration has disrupted the defense and led to some of the second-chance opportunities.

3. More urgency: More than one player has noted the Kings have been slow getting into their offensive sets, leading to bad offense. The Kings must play with better pace to promote fluid offense.

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

Bucks

No.

Player

Pos.

8

Matthew

Dellavedova

PG

21

Tony Snell

SG

34

Giannis

Antetokounmpo

SF

12

Jabari Parker

PF

18

Miles Plumlee

C

Jason Jones

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