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Kings host three Eastern Conference squads, look to avenge losses

Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joeger reflects before Golden State Warriors game

Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joeger pregame conference before Golden State Warriors game. He talks about Ben McLemore and his role on the team after getting significant minutes Friday night.
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Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joeger pregame conference before Golden State Warriors game. He talks about Ben McLemore and his role on the team after getting significant minutes Friday night.

Monday vs. Bulls

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

Skinny: The focus with the Bulls has been calming recent in-house drama.

Bull to watch: Jimmy Butler is one of the league’s best two-way players, averaging 24.6 points. He missed Friday’s game with a right heel contusion.

Last meeting: Dwyane Wade made a late free throw after a disputed foul call against DeMarcus Cousins to help the Bulls win 102-99 on Jan. 21 at United Center. Cousins had 42 points and 14 rebounds.

Wednesday vs. Celtics

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

Skinny: Boston has surged to second in the Eastern Conference behind Isaiah Thomas.

Celtic to watch: Thomas is one of the league’s premier closers, averaging 29.9 points and 6.3 assists.

Last meeting: Al Horford had 26 points and six blocks to lead Boston to a 97-92 win on Dec. 2 at TD Garden.

Friday vs. Hawks

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

Skinny: Atlanta consistently stays near the top of the Eastern Conference, even when it appears time to rebuild.

Hawk to watch: All-Star power forward Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points and 8.1 rebounds.

Last meeting: Dwight Howard had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Millsap finished with 13 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in a 106-95 win Oct. 31.

DeMarcus Cousins happy with the work bench has been putting after win vs Golden State Warriors on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Sacramento's Golden 1 Center.

Dave Joerger post game after Kings 109-106 victory vs Warriors.

Golden State Warriors head coach said he's ready to give players a rest on Sunday to watch Super Bowl after loss to Kings

Stephen Curry reaction to his team's 109-106 loss vs Kings.

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