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Kings game plan vs. San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) and head coach Gregg Popovich in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Phoenix.
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) and head coach Gregg Popovich in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Phoenix. AP

KINGS (21-37) AT SPURS (36-23)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: AT&T Center

Time: 5:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Finish strong: The Kings get in trouble when they stumble at the end of quarters, particularly the second. They cannot afford such a lull against San Antonio.

2. Keep up with Kawhi: In losing to the Spurs on Friday, the Kings were bothered by Kawhi Leonard’s offense (17 points) and defense. When Leonard plays well, the Spurs are tough to beat.

3. Track down Tony: Spurs guard Tony Parker has struggled recently but had 19 points in Friday’s win. It’s the only time he has scored in double figures in his last five games.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

34

Jason Thompson

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

SPURS

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Tony Parker

PG

14

Danny Green

SG

2

Kawhi Leonard

SF

21

Tim Duncan

PF

22

Tiago Splitter

C

Jason Jones

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