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Kings game plan vs. Dallas

KINGS (5-2) AT MAVERICKS (4-3)

THE PARTICULARS

▪ Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas

▪ Time: 5:30 p.m.

▪ TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

▪ 1. Fast start: The Kings cannot afford to fall behind big again on the road. While they overcame a double-digit deficit to beat Phoenix, they couldn’t climb back to defeat Oklahoma City.

▪ 2. Attack the middle: Center Tyson Chandler anchors Dallas’ defense. If the Kings can get him in foul trouble, there should be plenty of easier looks around the rim.

▪ 3. Hit from deep: The Mavericks are allowing opponents to shoot 39.2 percent from three-point range. Kings shooting guards Ben McLemore and Nik Stauskas should get some open looks from the perimeter.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

34

Jason Thompson

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

MAVERICKS

No.

Player

Pos.

14

Jameer Nelson

PG

11

Monta Ellis

SG

25

Chandler Parsons

SF

41

Dirk Nowitzki

PF

6

Tyson Chandler

C

Jason Jones

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