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Kings game plan vs. New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis watches from the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Phoenix.
New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis watches from the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Phoenix. AP

KINGS (26-48) VS PELICANS (40-34)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Sleep Train Arena

Time: 7 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Clean it up: The Kings committed 21 turnovers in Wednesday’s loss in Houston, including five each by DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi. The Kings cannot give away possessions that would spark New Orleans’ offense.

2. Keep the flow: The Kings need to use the pass to help create better shots, especially with Rudy Gay out. The Kings had 30 assists Wednesday and shot 50 percent.

3. Contain Tyreke: Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists when the Pelicans beat the Kings in New Orleans last week. The Kings need to disrupt him and not allow him to find his rhythm.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

18

Omri Casspi

SF

24

Carl Landry

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

PELICANS

No.

Player

Pos.

1

Tyreke Evans

PG

10

Eric Gordon

SG

20

Quincy Pondexter

SF

23

Anthony Davis

PF

3

Omer Asik

C

Jason Jones

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