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Sacramento Kings game plan vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Kings vs. Trail Blazers

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Sleep Train Arena
  • When: Sunday, 6 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
  • Records: Kings 12-17, Trail Blazers 11-20

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Paint patrol: DeMarcus Cousins is coming off a season-high 16-rebound game. The Kings need that kind of performance from Cousins because he’s at his best when he dominates the glass.
  • 2. Holiday hangover: The Kings haven’t played since Wednesday at Indiana. They can’t afford to spend too long finding their rhythm after the break for Christmas.
  • 3. Aggressive from the start: Portland has struggled lately, and star Damian Lillard has been out with a foot injury. The Kings need to play well early and not give the Blazers confidence.

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

Trail Blazers

No.

Player

Pos.

3

C.J. McCollum

PG

23

Allen Crabbe

SG

8

Al-Farouq Aminu

SF

21

Noah Vonleh

PF

24

Mason Plumlee

C

Jason Jones

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