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Kings vs. Utah Jazz at a glance

Kings vs. Jazz

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City
  • When: Thursday, 6 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
  • Records: Kings 15-22, Jazz 17-20

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Get Gobert out: The Kings would be wise to attack the rim and make Utah center Rudy Gobert work. If the Kings can get him in early foul trouble or wear him down, it will make life easier as Gobert is an elite defender.
  • 2. Watch the three: The Kings have a habit of allowing opponents to make a lot of three-pointers. There needs to be more focus on finding shooters and forcing tougher shots.
  • 3. Control the tempo: A faster-paced game benefits the Kings. Sacramento needs to get out in transition and find easy baskets.

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

Jazz

No.

Player

Pos.

25

Raul Neto

PG

5

Rodney Hood

SG

20

Gordon Hayward

SF

41

Trey Lyles

PF

27

Rudy Gobert

C

Jason Jones

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