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Kings game plan vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Sacramento Kings guard Ray McCallum (3) brings the ball down court during the second half at a game between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, April 13, 2015, in Sacramento.
Sacramento Kings guard Ray McCallum (3) brings the ball down court during the second half at a game between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, April 13, 2015, in Sacramento. aseng@sacbee.com

KINGS (28-53) AT LAKERS (21-60)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Staples Center

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Charity game: The Kings beat the Lakers on Monday in part because of their advantage at the free-throw line; they made 28, 15 more than the Lakers attempted.

2. Depth advantage: The Kings were without five players because of injury, but the Lakers were without seven and Jordan Clarkson sprained his ankle. The Kings should have enough depth to outlast the Lakers if the game is close late.

3. Playing for Karl’s goal: When George Karl took over after the All-Star break, he made surpassing last season’s 28 victories a goal. Though the game has little meaning to the rest of the league, it gives the Kings something to play for at the end of another disappointing season.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

18

Omri Casspi

SF

24

Carl Landry

PF

34

Jason Thompson

C

LAKERS

No.

Player

Pos.

6

Jordan Clarkson

PG

15

Jabari Brown

SG

4

Ryan Kelly

SF

28

Tarik Black

PF

27

Jordan Hill

C

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