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Kings game plan: at Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George is coming off a 1-for-14 shooting night in Monday’s loss at San Antonio. He’ll likely come out aggresively Wednesday against the Kings. ... George looks on before an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George is coming off a 1-for-14 shooting night in Monday’s loss at San Antonio. He’ll likely come out aggresively Wednesday against the Kings. ... George looks on before an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Associated Press

Kings at Pacers

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • When: Wednesday, 4 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
  • Records: Kings 11-17, Pacers 16-11

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Beware of George: Indiana star Paul George is coming off a 1-for-14 shooting Monday night in a loss at San Antonio. Expect him to come out aggressively after such a bad performance.
  • 2. Swing first: The Kings are at their best when they come out quickly and establish their identity. That means starting the game with an aggressive approach on defense.
  • 3. Center advantage: In two of the first three games of this four-city trip, the opposing center (Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Washington’s Marcin Gortat ) had success with hustle and effort. DeMarcus Cousins has to establish himself and match that hustle on both ends of the court.

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

Pacers

No.

Player

Pos.

3

George Hill

PG

11

Monta Ellis

SG

0

C.J. Miles

SF

13

Paul George

PF

28

Ian Mahinmi

C

Jason Jones

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