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Kings to host high-powered Warriors

Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) walks to the bench with teammate Sacramento Kings forward Anthony Tolliver (43) during their game against the Miami Heat at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California on Wednesday, January 4, 2016.
Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) walks to the bench with teammate Sacramento Kings forward Anthony Tolliver (43) during their game against the Miami Heat at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California on Wednesday, January 4, 2016. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Kings (15-21) vs. Warriors (31-6)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Golden 1 Center

When: Sunday, 6 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Watch the 3s: The Kings have trouble guarding the 3-point line, where the Warriors are shooting 37.9 percent. If Golden State gets hot from beyond the arc, Sacramento will struggle to keep pace. The Warriors are averaging a league-high 117.5 points.

2. Inside advantage: Golden State excels with its small lineup but lacks a player to match up with DeMarcus Cousins. When the Warriors play small, the Kings need Cousins to score in the post.

3. A solid start: The Warriors are explosive offensively. The Kings cannot afford to trail early or get into a high-scoring game.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

10

Ty Lawson

PG

7

Darren Collison

SG

22

Matt Barnes

SF

8

Rudy Gay

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Warriors

No.

Player

Pos.

30

Stephen Curry

PG

11

Klay Thompson

SG

35

Kevin Durant

SF

23

Draymond Green

PF

27

Zaza Pachulia

C

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