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Kings game plan vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers' Ish Smith, right, dribbles past Los Angeles Lakers' Carlos Boozer during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Philadelphia 76ers' Ish Smith, right, dribbles past Los Angeles Lakers' Carlos Boozer during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. AP

KINGS (24-45)

VS. 76ERS (17-53)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Sleep Train Arena

Time: 7 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Big advantage: The 76ers have no answer for DeMarcus Cousins defensively, so the Kings need to exploit that. Cousins could have a career night against Philadelphia’s small front line. He had 39 points and a career-high 24 rebounds March 13 in Philadelphia.

2. Find Ish: While with Oklahoma City and now with the 76ers, Ish Smith has been a problem for the Kings this season. He had nine assists off the bench against Sacramento in Philadelphia.

3. Turnovers: The Kings were sloppy in Philadelphia. They had seven turnovers in the first quarter, and their mistakes were key in blowing an 18-point lead in the loss.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

18

Omri Casspi

SF

8

Rudy Gay

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

76ERS

No.

Player

Pos.

5

Ish Smith

PG

9

JaKarr Sampson

SG

33

Robert Covington

SF

12

Luc Mbah a Moute

PF

4

Nerlens Noel

C

Jason Jones

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