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Kings game plan vs. Portland Trail Blazers

KINGS (20-36)

VS. TRAIL BLAZERS (38-19)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Sleep Train Arena

Time: 3 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Filling the void: DeMarcus Cousins (sprained left ankle, left hip contusion) won't play Sunday, so it will take multiple players to make up for his lost points and rebounds.

2. Defending Dame: Damian Lillard is one of the best guards at attacking off the dribble. The Kings have to limit Lillard’s drives and not allow him to compromise their defense.

3. Second-unit surge: Portland bolstered its bench last month by trading for Arron Afflalo. The Kings need to match the production with energy and hustle from the likes of Omri Casspi and Derrick Williams.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

24

Carl Landry

PF

34

Jason Thompson

C

TRAIL BLAZERS

No.

Player

Pos.

0

Damian Lillard

PG

2

Wesley Matthews

SG

88

Nicolas Batum

SF

12

LaMarcus Aldridge

PF

42

Robin Lopez

C

Jason Jones

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