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Preview of Tuesday’s Kings game against the Toronto Raptors

KINGS (9-8) VS. RAPTORS (13-4)

THE PARTICULARS

▪ Where: Sleep Train Arena

▪ Time: 7 p.m.

▪ TV/radio: CSNCA, NBA, 1140

THREE KEYS

▪ 1. Guards on deck: Even without injured All-Star DeMar DeRozan, Toronto has plenty of guards to throw at the Kings. Starters Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez and reserve Lou Williams could present problems.

▪ 2. Health watch: Center DeMarcus Cousins (virus) is questionable. The Kings have gone 0-13 without Cousins this season and last.

▪ 3. Ball watch: The Raptors average 8.2 steals, and the Kings have been prone to turnovers during their three-game losing streak. Sacramento cannot continue making mistakes that lead to easy scoring chances for opponents.

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

RAPTORS

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Kyle Lowry

PG

21

Greivis Vasquez

SG

31

Terrence Ross

SF

15

Amir Johnson

PF

17

Jonas Valanciunas

C

Jason Jones

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