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Kings game plan vs. Miami Heat

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7), from Slovenia, reacts after an injury in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Washington.
Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7), from Slovenia, reacts after an injury in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Washington. AP

KINGS (21-39) AT HEAT (27-34)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: American Airlines Arena

Time: 4:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Contain Dragic: Goran Dragic, Miami’s new starting point guard, will be the top option on offense, especially with the Heat dealing with so many injuries. Shutting him down is the top priority.

2. Rebound wars: Former King Hassan Whiteside has shown he can grab rebounds at a prolific rate. DeMarcus Cousins long established himself as one of the league’s best rebounders.

3. The fresher team: Both teams played Friday night. The game could come down to which squad has more energy in the fourth quarter.

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

HEAT

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Goran Dragic

PG

8

Tyler Johnson

SG

5

Henry Walker

SF

40

Udonis Haslem

PF

21

Hassan Whiteside

C

Jason Jones

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