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Kings game plan vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel, left, hangs on the rim after a dunk against Chicago Bulls' Nikola Mirotic, center, of Montenegro, as Pau Gasol looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel, left, hangs on the rim after a dunk against Chicago Bulls' Nikola Mirotic, center, of Montenegro, as Pau Gasol looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Philadelphia. AP

KINGS (22-41)AT 76ERS (14-50)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Wells Fargo Center

Time: 4 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. 13 or less: The Kings had 13 turnovers in their win Wednesday at Charlotte. If they take care of the ball again, they will have a chance to win again. Excessive turnovers have hurt the Kings all season.

2. Surprise boosts: Sacramento needs someone other than DeMarcus Cousins or Rudy Gay to provide offense. Ben McLemore had a big night Wednesday, and the Kings need McLemore and others to ease the burden on Cousins and Gay.

3. Space the floor: The Kings did a better job Wednesday of not crowding each other, creating better passing and driving lanes. That is key to reducing turnovers.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

24

Carl Landry

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

76ERS

No.

Player

Pos.

0

Isaiah Canaan

PG

23

Jason Richardson

SG

12

Luc Mbah a Moute

SF

9

JaKarr Sampson

PF

4

Nerlens Noel

C

Jason Jones

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