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Former Kings forward Metta World Peace talks to reporters on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, about returning to Sacramento where he played for two seasons. World Peace, who likes to call himself "The Panda's Friend" returns to the NBA after playing last se
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Former Kings forward Metta World Peace talks to reporters on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, about returning to Sacramento where he played for two seasons. World Peace, who likes to call himself "The Panda's Friend" returns to the NBA after playing last se

Kings vs. Lakers

THE PARTICULARS

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

THREE KEYS

  • Ball control: The Kings had 18 turnovers in Wednesday’s season opener. Such sloppy play will keep the Lakers in a game the Kings should win.
  • Early intensity: Sacramento, which started sluggishly Wednesday, must come out more focused so it doesn’t fall behind and have to play catch-up.
  • More chatter: Some of the Kings’ defensive breakdowns Wednesday could be avoided with better communication, a focus of training camp that still must be stressed.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

PF

00

Willie Cauley-Stein

C

Lakers

No.

Player

Pos.

1

D’Angelo Russell

PG

6

Jordan Clarkson

SG

24

Kobe Bryant

SF

30

Julius Randle

PF

17

Roy Hibbert

C

Jason Jones

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