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Can Kings strike balance to overcome Suns?

Kings coach Dave Joerger wants to see Skal and Willie play together

After the Sacramento Kings ended their eight game losing streak on Monday, March 13, 2017, coach Dave Joerger said he liked what he saw in his team's victory over the Orlando Magic.
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After the Sacramento Kings ended their eight game losing streak on Monday, March 13, 2017, coach Dave Joerger said he liked what he saw in his team's victory over the Orlando Magic.

Kings (26-41) at Suns (22-45)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. 3-point plan: The Kings made 16 3-pointers in Monday’s 120-115 win over Orlando. They’ll need to keep scoring from beyond the perimeter to keep the Suns’ defense honest and create better spacing for the offense.

2. Active hands: Sacramento needs to be disruptive on defense. Coach Dave Joerger is big on not just steals, but also deflections, which can throw the opposing offense out of sync.

3. Keep sharing: Seven players recorded at least one assist against Orlando and seven players scored in double figures. That’s the best way for the Kings to run their offense with the team mixing and matching lineups.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

24

Buddy Hield

SG

40

Arron Afflalo

SF

00

Willie Cauley-Stein

PF

41

Kosta Koufos

C

Suns

No.

Player

Pos.

2

Eric Bledsoe

PG

1

Devin Booker

SG

12

T.J. Warren

SF

0

Marquese Chriss

PF

21

Alex Len

C

Jason Jones: @mr_jasonjones, read more about the team at sacbee.com/kings.

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