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Kings to face NBA finalists Warriors, Cavs at Golden 1 Center

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) and guard Stephen Curry (30) will visit Golden 1 Center to face the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) and guard Stephen Curry (30) will visit Golden 1 Center to face the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. AP

Sunday vs. Warriors

Time: 6 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

Skinny: The Warriors swept the Kings last season, and Sacramento now must worry about Kevin Durant.

Warrior to watch: Durant has fit in just fine in his first season with Golden State. The former MVP is averaging 25.9 points and shooting 53.4 percent, both team highs.

Last meeting: Despite DeMarcus Cousins’ 33 points and 10 rebounds, the Kings lost 128-116 on Jan. 9 at Sleep Train Arena.

Tuesday vs. Pistons

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

Skinny: Detroit seeks its second consecutive playoff berth but is under .500. The Pistons have one of the NBA’s premier rebounders, center Andre Drummond.

Piston to watch: The Kings must closely monitor forward Tobias Harris, who’s averaging a team-high 16.6 points.

Last meeting: Cousins had 31 points and 10 rebounds as the Kings lost 115-108 on March 18 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Friday vs. Cavaliers

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

Skinny: The defending champion Cavaliers shoot 3-pointers well, and the Kings have trouble guarding the 3-point line, not to mention keeping LeBron James and Kyrie Irving out of the paint.

Cavalier to watch: Irving is healthy this season and playing at an elite level. He is averaging 24.2 points and taking some pressure off James, who remains dominant.

Last meeting: Cleveland won 120-111 on March 9 at Sleep Train Arena. Cousins led the Kings with 29 points and 11 rebounds.

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