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Kings vs. Boston Celtics at a glance

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) complains to an official after attempting a shot as Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) and forward Aaron Gordon (00) head up the court on Jan. 31, 2016.
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) complains to an official after attempting a shot as Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) and forward Aaron Gordon (00) head up the court on Jan. 31, 2016. The Associated Press

Kings vs. Celtics

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: TD Garden in Boston
  • When: Sunday, 10 a.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
  • Records: Kings 21-29, Celtics 30-22

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Don’t be a slumpbuster: Because of their bad defense, the Kings have been the answer to several teams’ offensive problems. The Celtics are playing well, so their good play could become great.
  • 2. IT support: If Sacramento’s defense is shoddy, Isaiah Thomas will have another good game. Thomas might put up big numbers, but the Kings must try to make it tough on him.
  • 3. No 30s: Sacramento has given up at least 30 points in the first quarter of their last six games, and the Kings allowed three 30-point quarters Friday at Brooklyn. That must change immediately.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

3

Marco Belinelli

SG

18

Omri Casspi

SF

41

Willie Cauley-Stein

PF

00

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Celtics

No.

Player

Pos.

4

Isaiah Thomas

PG

0

Avery Bradley

SG

99

Jae Crowder

SF

90

Amir Johnson

PF

41

Kelly Olynyk

C

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