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Kings’ game plan vs. 76ers

Anthony Tolliver has given the Kings a boost of late from 3-point land.
Anthony Tolliver has given the Kings a boost of late from 3-point land. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Kings (13-17) vs. 76ers (7-22)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Golden 1 Center

When: Monday, 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Floor spacing: Anthony Tolliver has played more lately, boosting the Kings with his 3-point shooting. Tolliver and the rest of the Kings must hit 3-pointers to help create driving lanes for guards and room for DeMarcus Cousins in the post.

2. Boogie up top: Cousins’ ability to get the ball at the top of the key and drive by bigs to score or set up teammates was key in Friday’s win at Minnesota. Cousins will have an advantage in that situation against Joel Embiid or Jahlil Okafor.

3. The bench: The Kings have won three straight by finishing games with reserves. Ty Lawson, Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo have been key on the perimeter.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

22

Matt Barnes

SF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

PF

41

Kosta Koufos

C

76ers

No.

Player

Pos.

14

Sergio Rodriguez

PG

12

Gerald Henderson

SG

33

Robert Covington

SF

21

Joel Embiid

PF

8

Jahlil Okafor

C

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