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Kings game plan vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott, left, talks to Jordan Clarkson during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott, left, talks to Jordan Clarkson during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. AP

KINGS (27-53) VS. LAKERS (21-58)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Sleep Train Arena

Time: 7 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Rookie defense: Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson was the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March. He was averaging 15.3 points in 36 starts entering Sunday, so the Kings must look to keep him in check.

2. Bench support: The Kings’ second unit is thin because of injuries, so coach George Karl will rely on Andre Miller to spark the reserves.

3. Home energy: Perhaps the crowd can provide a psychological boost in the Kings’ home finale of a trying season.

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

LAKERS

No.

Player

Pos.

6

Jordan Clarkson

PG

15

Jabari Brown

SG

11

Wesley Johnson

SF

4

Ryan Kelly

PF

28

Tarik Black

C

Jason Jones

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