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Kings vs. Utah Jazz at a glance

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (23) drives past Utah forward Joe Ingles (2) in the first half at Sleep Train Arena on Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (23) drives past Utah forward Joe Ingles (2) in the first half at Sleep Train Arena on Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Kings vs. Jazz

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Sleep Train Arena
  • When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
  • Records: Kings 7-15, Jazz 9-9

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Take Favors: DeMarcus Cousins has been in a shooting slump, but he should have a big advantage against Derrick Favors with center Rudy Gobert out with a knee injury. If his shots fall early, Cousins could have a big night.
  • 2. Tempo: The Kings have to force the pace against Utah, which doesn’t have the offense to keep up in a high-scoring game.
  • 3. Steady bench: The Kings’ second unit has been consistently productive lately, and the team will need that boost if Cousins continues to struggle.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

18

Omri Casspi

SF

8

Rudy Gay

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Jazz

No.

Player

Pos.

25

Raul Neto

PG

5

Rodney Hood

SG

20

Gordon Hayward

SF

41

Trey Lyles

PF

15

Derrick Favors

C

Jason Jones

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