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Kings game plan vs. Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz players celebrate after the team scored in the closing moments of the Jazz 101-95 win over the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday April 5, 2015.
Utah Jazz players celebrate after the team scored in the closing moments of the Jazz 101-95 win over the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday April 5, 2015. AP

KINGS (27-50) AT JAZZ (35-42)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: EnergySolutions Arena

Time: 6 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Limit turnovers: The Kings lost to Utah on Sunday because their turnovers helped the Jazz score 101 points. If the Kings limit their turnovers, the Jazz, which averages only 94.8 points, could revert to its struggling ways on offense.

2. Gang rebounding: With DeMarcus Cousins unlikely to play, the Kings need multiple players to help with rebounding because Jazz center Rudy Gobert has been one of the NBA’s best rebounders since the All-Star break.

3. Rookie highs: Utah rookie guard Rodney Hood had career highs of 25 points and four steals Sunday – a reminder the Kings’ perimeter defense must improve.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

18

Omri Casspi

SF

8

Rudy Gay

PF

30

Reggie Evans

C

JAZZ

No.

Player

Pos.

11

Dante Exum

PG

5

Rodney Hood

SG

20

Gordon Hayward

SF

15

Derrick Favors

PF

27

Rudy Gobert

C

Jason Jones

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