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Kings vs. L.A. Clippers at a glance

Blake Griffin (32) and his Los Angeles Clippers teammates visit Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 for the Sacramento Kings’ season opener. Griffin puts up a shot as the Portland Trail Blazers’ Meyers Leonard defends during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.
Blake Griffin (32) and his Los Angeles Clippers teammates visit Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 for the Sacramento Kings’ season opener. Griffin puts up a shot as the Portland Trail Blazers’ Meyers Leonard defends during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. The Associated Press

Today’s game:

Kings vs. Clippers

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Sleep Train Arena
  • When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Transition defense: The Clippers can hurt teams with how well Chris Paul directs the fast break. The Kings will need to get back quickly on defense to cut down on easy baskets.
  • 2. Bench play: Both squads feature revamped second units. The Kings believe their bench – led by Darren Collison – is one of Sacramento’s deepest in years.
  • 3. Space and flow: The Clippers have one of the most efficient offenses in the NBA. The Kings will need good passing and spacing to answer their offense.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

41

Kosta Koufos

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Clippers

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Chris Paul

PG

4

J.J. Redick

SG

1

Lance Stephenson

SF

32

Blake Griffin

PF

6

DeAndre Jordan

C

Jason Jones

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