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Kings game plan vs. Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) pause on the court in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Washington.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) pause on the court in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Washington. AP

KINGS (26-47) AT ROCKETS (50-24)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Toyota Center

Time: 5 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Find shooters: Whether in the halfcourt or transition, the Rockets will pull up for three-pointers. The Kings must challenge as many threes as possible.

2. Play tough inside: Dwight Howard is still working back from a knee injury. The Kings should have DeMarcus Cousins attack him and force the Rockets to adjust.

3. Score more: The Kings have failed to reach 90 points in their last two games. If the Rockets are playing well, Sacramento will need more than 90 to stay in the game.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

10

Nik Stauskas

SF

18

Omri Casspi

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

ROCKETS

No.

Player

Pos.

31

Jason Terry

PG

13

James Harden

SG

1

Trevor Ariza

SF

5

Josh Smith

PF

12

Dwight Howard

C

Jason Jones

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