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Kings game plan at Wizards

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, right, chats with Washington Wizards guard John Wall after a preseason game at Rupp Arena, home of the Kentucky Wildcats, in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Both played college ball at the university.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, right, chats with Washington Wizards guard John Wall after a preseason game at Rupp Arena, home of the Kentucky Wildcats, in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Both played college ball at the university. cbertram@herald-leader.com

Kings (7-10) at

Wizards (5-10)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Verizon Center, Washington

When: Monday, 4 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Walling off Wall: Containing Washington All-Star guard John Wall means keeping bodies in front of him when possible and not allowing him to drive to the rim in transition.

2. Early energy: The Kings must avoid falling behind big in the first half. In the second night of back-to-back games, they might not have the energy to rally late.

3. Be ready to run: Washington center Marcin Gortat likes to find his offense against the Kings by beating DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings down the court.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

40

Arron Afflalo

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

PF

41

Kosta Koufos

C

Wizards

No.

Player

Pos.

2

John Wall

PG

3

Bradley Beal

SG

22

Otto Porter Jr.

SF

5

Markieff Morris

PF

13

Marcin Gortat

C

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