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Kings at Phoenix Suns at a glance

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight, right, chases the ball as San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, looks on during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in San Antonio. Through four games this season, Knight is averaging 18 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5 assists. He twice scored 20 points against the Kings last season.
Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight, right, chases the ball as San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, looks on during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in San Antonio. Through four games this season, Knight is averaging 18 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5 assists. He twice scored 20 points against the Kings last season. The Associated Press

Kings vs. Suns

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
  • When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140, 950

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Get back: Transition defense will be important against the Suns’ dual-guard attack of Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe. It’s a game where Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison could play a lot together.
  • 2. Accept the charity: The Kings have struggled from the foul line. Without DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings need to take advantage of every scoring chance, especially free throws.
  • 3. Surprise in reserve: In the second of back-to-back games, the Kings could use an energy boost from the second unit. Caron Butler or Quincy Acy could provide that spark.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

41

Kosta Koufos

PF

00

Willie Cauley-Stein

C

Suns

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Brandon Knight

PG

2

Eric Bledsoe

SG

17

P.J. Tucker

SF

11

Markieff Morris

PF

4

Tyson Chandler

C

Jason Jones

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