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Kings game plan vs. Cleveland

KINGS (15-21)

VS. CAVALIERS (19-18)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Sleep Train Arena

Time: 6 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, NBA TV/1140

THREE KEYS

1. Contain Kyrie: Sacramento cannot allow Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving to control the game, which he will look to do with LeBron James out. If Irving dominates, the Kings will be in trouble.

2. Finding Love: Kevin Love is getting more opportunities on offense with James out. The Kings must be aware of where Love is, as he can score from three-point range and near the rim.

3. Inside-out game: The Kings cannot depend on jump shots, as they did in Friday’s loss to Denver. That includes center DeMarcus Cousins, who admitted he took too many perimeter shots in that game.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

34

Jason Thompson

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

CAVALIERS

No.

Player

Pos.

2

Kyrie Irving

PG

5

J.R. Smith

SG

18

Mike Miller

SF

0

Kevin Love

PF

13

Tristan Thompson

C

Jason Jones

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