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Kings game plan vs. San Antonio

KINGS (5-4)

VS. SPURS (5-3)

THE PARTICULARS

▪ Where: Sleep Train Arena

▪ Time: 7 p.m.

▪ TV/radio: CSNCA,

950, 1140

THREE KEYS

▪ 1. Prepare for the best: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich might choose to sit some of his top players in the second of back-to-back games. The Kings shouldn’t let that affect their approach because the Spurs’ second unit can also execute with precision.

▪ 2. Limit the fouls: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 5.4 fouls and fouled out twice in his last five games. The Kings need Cousins on the floor and he might have to concede a basket at times to stay in the game.

▪ 3. Stops, please: In their last two games, the Kings have been passive at best defensively after the first quarter. They need to stay disciplined and focused because the Spurs will test them with constant passing and player movement.

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

SPURS

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Tony Parker

PG

14

Danny Green

SG

2

Kawhi Leonard

SF

21

Tim Duncan

PF

33

Boris Diaw

C

Jason Jones

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