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Kings vs. L.A. Clippers at a glance

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) stands next to Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) in their season opener at Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 in Sacramento.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) stands next to Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) in their season opener at Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 in Sacramento.

Kings at Clippers

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Staples Center
  • When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, NBA, 1140, 950

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Be ready for Blake: Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin had 33 points Wednesday against the Kings and many of them were too easy. Matching Griffin’s intensity early is a must.
  • 2. Transition defense: The Kings must prevent the Clippers from getting out on the break for easy points. That means taking good shots and ball control on offense.
  • 3. Attack the paint: DeAndre Jordan anchors the Clippers’ defense. The Kings must be aggressive and try to get Jordan in foul trouble.

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

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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