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After his team's shoot-around at Sleep Train Arena, Kings coach George Karl says the only way to end Sacramento's frustration after a 1-7 start to the 2015-16 NBA season is to start winning, starting with Wednesday night's game against the visitin
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After his team's shoot-around at Sleep Train Arena, Kings coach George Karl says the only way to end Sacramento's frustration after a 1-7 start to the 2015-16 NBA season is to start winning, starting with Wednesday night's game against the visitin

Kings vs. Pistons

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Sleep Train Arena
  • When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140, 950

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Paint wars: Detroit center Andre Drummond is averaging 19.4 points and a league-best 19.6 rebounds. It should be fun to see how he and DeMarcus Cousins clash in pursuit of rebounds.
  • 2. Find the flow: The Kings need to pass the ball better to set up efficient scoring chances. Their attempts to go one-on-one into crowds won’t work with Drummond lurking in the paint.
  • 3. Defensive effort: The Kings have held an opponent below 46 percent shooting only once in eight games. Sacramento is last in the NBA entering Tuesday, allowing teams to shoot 49.3 percent.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

5

James Anderson

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

00

Willie Cauley-Stein

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Pistons

No.

Player

Pos.

1

Reggie Jackson

PG

5

K. Caldwell-Pope

SG

13

Marcus Morris

SF

23

Ersan Ilyasova

PF

0

Andre Drummond

C

Jason Jones

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