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Kings must use collective effort to stop James Harden

The Kings must focus on stopping James Harden, above, taking the ball to the hoop against Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Houston.
The Kings must focus on stopping James Harden, above, taking the ball to the hoop against Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Houston. The Associated Press

Kings (6-9) vs.

Rockets (9-6)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Golden 1 Center

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Keep the ball moving: The Kings have had 26 assists in each of their last two games. They are 2-2 when they have at least 26 assists.

2. Harden vs. everybody: The Kings must use everything at their disposal to make it difficult on James Harden. He’s one of two players ranking among the NBA’s top five in scoring and assists.

3. Backup power: Sacramento’s bench has played solid in the past two wins. If it matches that effort, the Kings have a good chance at three wins in a row, which would be a season high.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

40

Arron Afflalo

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

22

Matt Barnes

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Rockets

No.

Player

Pos.

13

James Harden

PG

2

Patrick Beverley

SG

1

Trevor Ariza

SF

3

Ryan Anderson

PF

15

Clint Capela

C

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