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Sacramento Kings look to end five-game trip on winning note

Kings (2-5)

at Raptors (4-1)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Perimeter toughness: Toronto guards DeMar DeRozan, the NBA’s leading scorer with 35.8 points per game entering Saturday, and Kyle Lowry are aggressive and will test Sacramento. The Kings must not allow DeRozan and Lowry to penetrate at will.

2. Board work: The Raptors average 12.0 offensive rebounds, tied for third in the league. The Kings must keep that in check or risk being burned by second-chance points.

3. Force the jumper: Toronto ranks second to last in 3-point-shooting percentage in the NBA at 27.0. It’s even more reason for the Kings to seal off the lane and challenge the Raptors to win by scoring from the perimeter.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

10

Ty Lawson

PG

40

Arron Afflalo

SG

18

Omri Casspi

SF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

PF

41

Kosta Koufos

C

Raptors

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Kyle Lowry

PG

10

DeMar DeRozan

SG

5

DeMarre Carroll

SF

43

Pascal Siakam

PF

17

Jonas Valanciunas

C

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