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Kings game plan vs. Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) and Marcus Morris celebrate after defeating the Dallas Mavericks 98-92 during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Phoenix.
Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) and Marcus Morris celebrate after defeating the Dallas Mavericks 98-92 during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Phoenix. AP

KINGS (25-45) AT SUNS (38-33)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: US Airways Center

Time: 7 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Perimeter defense: Defending the perimeter is more than containing guard Eric Bledsoe. Suns forwards such as Marcus Morris also will take three-pointers.

2. Pace game: The Kings want to play an up-tempo game, at which the Suns excel. Can the Kings find the right balance of when to run and when to find DeMarcus Cousins in the post?

3. Second wind: The bench could be key in the second of back-to-back games. The Kings could use a spark from the second unit as the Suns haven’t played since beating Dallas on Sunday.

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

SUNS

No.

Player

Pos.

2

Eric Bledsoe

PG

17

P.J. Tucker

SG

15

Marcus Morris

SF

11

Markieff Morris

PF

21

Alex Len

C

Jason Jones

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