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Kings game plan vs. Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder yells to the officials during the first half of the Jazz's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Phoenix.
Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder yells to the officials during the first half of the Jazz's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Phoenix. AP

KINGS (26-49) VS. JAZZ (34-42)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Sleep Train Arena

Time: 6 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Historical dominance: Is it too much to expect a third consecutive triple double from DeMarcus Cousins? Probably, but the All-Star center must continue his excellent play.

2. Fearless in the paint: Utah center Rudy Gobert has emerged as one of the league’s better shot blockers. The Kings cannot become timid and must attack Gobert, which could put him in foul trouble.

3. Defend early: The Kings must start solid on defense to stop the Jazz from finding its 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

JAZZ

No.

Player

Pos.

11

Dante Exum

PG

2

Joe Ingles

SG

20

Gordon Hayward

SF

15

Derrick Favors

PF

27

Rudy Gobert

C

Jason Jones

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