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Sacramento Kings forward Anthony Tolliver talks to members of the media following the Kings loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Tolliver wants to see the Kings cut down on turno
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Sacramento Kings forward Anthony Tolliver talks to members of the media following the Kings loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Tolliver wants to see the Kings cut down on turno

Kings (19-29) at Rockets (35-16)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Toyota Center, Houston

When: Tuesday, 5 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. 3-point defense: Houston has made at least 10 3-pointers in an NBA-record 27 consecutive games. The Kings must be on alert on the perimeter and remember that nearly every Rocket is a threat to shoot the 3.

2. Almost home: This is the finale of Sacramento’s eight-game trip and their fourth game in five nights. The Kings must focus on a strong end to the trip and not let their minds wander about the flight home.

3. Backcourt performance: Guards Darren Collison, Garrett Temple, Arron Afflalo and Malachi Richardson have played well lately and must step up again to deal with James Harden and hot-shooting sixth man Eric Gordon.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

17

Garrett Temple

SG

40

Arron Afflalo

SF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

PF

41

Kosta Koufos

C

Rockets

No.

Player

Pos.

13

James Harden

PG

2

Patrick Beverley

SG

1

Trevor Ariza

SF

3

Ryan Anderson

PF

15

Clint Capela

C

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