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Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks at a glance

Hawks point guard Jeff Teague leads his team in assists with 6.5 per game, and is tied for second in scoring (17.1). The Kings can't afford to lose track of him on Wednesday. Teague scores here during an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Atlanta.
Hawks point guard Jeff Teague leads his team in assists with 6.5 per game, and is tied for second in scoring (17.1). The Kings can't afford to lose track of him on Wednesday. Teague scores here during an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Atlanta. The Associated Press

Kings at Hawks

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Philips Arena
  • When: Wednesday, 5 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Defensive discipline: The Hawks are one of the league’s best passing teams. If the Kings get lazy with their defensive scheme and gamble too much, the Hawks will exploit those mistakes for easy baskets.
  • 2. Turnover watch: The Kings are averaging 16.3 turnovers per game, but they are forcing 16.9. If the Kings reduce their turnovers while continuing to play opportunistic defense, they will be in good position to win on the road.
  • 3. Reserves edge: Bench players tend to feed off the home crowd, so if the Kings can stymie Atlanta’s reserves, they will have a big advantage.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

00

Willie Cauley-Stein

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Hawks

No.

Player

Pos.

0

Jeff Teague

PG

26

Kyle Korver

SG

24

Kent Bazemore

SF

4

Paul Millsap

PF

15

Al Horford

C

Jason Jones

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