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Kings game plan vs. Denver Nuggets

KINGS (27-52)

AT NUGGETS (29-50)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Pepsi Center

Time: 2 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Transition defense: The Nuggets feature one of the league’s best initiators of an up-tempo offense, point guard Ty Lawson, and will look to push the pace. The Kings must be quick to get back defensively, or the Nuggets will pile up easy points.

2. Protect the rim: The Kings must reduce their defensive breakdowns. They can’t give up easy layups in the halfcourt.

3. Fast-break points: If Sacramento can force turnovers and get stops, that should lead to transition scoring chances. Without DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay, the Kings must generate easy offense as often as possible.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

18

Omri Casspi

SF

13

Derrick Williams

PF

34

Jason Thompson

C

NUGGETS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ty Lawson

PG

4

Randy Foye

SG

21

Wilson Chandler

SF

8

Danilo Gallinari

PF

35

Kenneth Faried

C

Jason Jones

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