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Kings game plan vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins heads to the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins heads to the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Minneapolis. AP

KINGS (26-50) VS. TIMBERWOLVES (16-60)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Sleep Train Arena

Time: 7 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. 100 watch: Minnesota has lost six consecutive games and failed to reach 100 points in the last four. The Kings must keep the injury-riddled Timberwolves to fewer than 100 again.

2. Pound the paint: The Kings should feature DeMarcus Cousins because Minnesota’s top two centers are sidelined by injuries.

3. Perimeter defense: Rookie Andrew Wiggins is averaging 28 points in two games against the Kings, who have struggled to defend perimeter players.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

18

Omri Casspi

SF

30

Reggie Evans

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

TIMBERWOLVES

No.

Player

Pos.

8

Zach LaVine

PG

23

Kevin Martin

SG

22

Andrew Wiggins

SF

3

Adreian Payne

PF

41

Justin Hamilton

C

Jason Jones

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