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Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans at a glance

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans (1) is averaging 16.4 points and 7.1 assists a game this season. ... The former Kings’ first-round draft pick reacts after stealing the ball to clinch a victory over the Houston Rockets on Dec. 26, 2015, in New Orleans.
New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans (1) is averaging 16.4 points and 7.1 assists a game this season. ... The former Kings’ first-round draft pick reacts after stealing the ball to clinch a victory over the Houston Rockets on Dec. 26, 2015, in New Orleans. The Associated Press

Kings vs. Pelicans

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Sleep Train Arena
  • When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
  • Records: Kings 15-22, Pelicans 11-25

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Come out aggressively: The Kings haven’t played since Saturday, and the Pelicans played the Lakers on Tuesday in Los Angeles, so the Kings should be fresher and ready to run.
  • 2. Guard the perimeter: New Orleans entered Tuesday shooting 34.6 percent from three-point range, and the Kings allow a league-leading 10.5 made three-pointers. The Kings cannot allow the Pelicans to get going from the outside, as others have done.
  • 3. Keep Boogie going: DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 32.4 points and shooting 51.4 percent in his last five games, and the Kings need him to continue to play at an elite level.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

13

Quincy Acy

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Pelicans

No.

Player

Pos.

1

Tyreke Evans

PG

10

Eric Gordon

SG

44

Dante Cunningham

SF

23

Anthony Davis

PF

3

Omer Asik

C

Jason Jones

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