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If Kings stop Anthony Davis, they’ll stop New Orleans Pelicans

Kings’ Willie Cauley-Stein battles for a rebound with New Orleans forward Anthony Davis. The Kings host the injury-riddled Pelicans on Tuesday, and containing Davis will certainly be a key to victory.
Kings’ Willie Cauley-Stein battles for a rebound with New Orleans forward Anthony Davis. The Kings host the injury-riddled Pelicans on Tuesday, and containing Davis will certainly be a key to victory. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Kings (3-5)

vs. Pelicans (0-6)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Golden 1 Center

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Rest up: New Orleans is short-handed because of injuries and playing the second game of a back-to-back. The Kings should be fresher, even coming off a five-game trip.

2. Small ball: The injuries will force the Pelicans to start a small lineup. Kings coach Dave Joerger might do likewise, replacing Kosta Koufos with Matt Barnes as he did last week against Miami.

3. One-man gang: New Orleans’ Anthony Davis has put up some big numbers. The Kings cannot allow Davis to carry the Pelicans to a victory.

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

Pelicans

No.

Player

Pos.

2

Tim Frazier

PG

55

E’Twaun Moore

SG

44

Solomon Hill

SF

33

Dante Cunningham

PF

23

Anthony Davis

C

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