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Kings vs. Philadelphia 76ers at a glance

Former Kings’ draft pick Nik Stauskas, left, is expected to be in the Philadelphia 76ers’ starting lineup when they meet the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Stauskas looks to pass during a game against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, in Phoenix.
Former Kings’ draft pick Nik Stauskas, left, is expected to be in the Philadelphia 76ers’ starting lineup when they meet the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Stauskas looks to pass during a game against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, in Phoenix. The Associated Press

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Sleep Train Arena
  • When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
  • Records: Kings 12-19, 76ers 2-31

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Respect the opponent: Philadelphia has the worst record in the NBA, but if the Kings are not focused, they can lose. The 76ers won at Phoenix last week and played tough in a loss to Utah on Monday.
  • 2. Glass work: The Kings have been outrebounded too often. They must use their size advantage to dominate the glass and not give up second-chance points.
  • 3. Three-point awareness: The Kings allowed a season-high 20 three-pointers Monday at Golden State. The 76ers can’t shoot like the Warriors, but the Kings can’t afford to let them gain confidence from the perimeter.

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

76ers

No.

Player

Pos.

1

Ish Smith

PG

0

Isaiah Canaan

SG

11

Nik Stauskas

SF

39

Jerami Grant

PF

33

Robert Covington

C

Jason Jones

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