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High-scoring Warriors return to Golden 1 Center

Kings (19-30) vs. Warriors (43-7)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Golden 1 Center

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Defensive awareness: The Kings cannot relax on defense because the Warriors can hurt their opponents from anywhere on the court. If the Kings are caught slipping, the Warriors will make them pay.

2. Big advantage: Sacramento’s biggest edge is with DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings must exploit that with Cousins’ scoring and passing, especially in the post.

3. Transition defense: Golden State is lethal on the fast break, so the Kings must sprint back on defense. The Warriors have multiple players capable of initiating a fast break.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

22

Matt Barnes

SF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

PF

41

Kosta Koufos

C

Warriors

No.

Player

Pos.

30

Stephen Curry

PG

11

Klay Thompson

SG

0

Patrick McCaw

SF

35

Kevin Durant

PF

1

JaVale McGee

C

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