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Kings vs. Orlando Magic at a glance

The Kings will rely on the likes of Rudy Gay, right, to pick up the slack for the suspended DeMarcus Cousins.
The Kings will rely on the likes of Rudy Gay, right, to pick up the slack for the suspended DeMarcus Cousins. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Kings vs. Magic

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Sleep Train Arena
  • When: Friday, 7 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140
  • Records: Kings 25-38, Magic 27-36

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Pound the boards: The Kings will be without one of the NBA’s best rebounders after center DeMarcus Cousins was suspended for one game. It will take a team effort to compensate for his 11.5 rebounds per game.
  • 2. Find the points: And what about Cousins’ 27.4 points? Forward Rudy Gay is a likely option, but the Kings need others to chip in, and points from unexpected players could help the Kings end a three-game losing streak.
  • 3. Close off the points: The Kings will be in trouble if they allow Orlando’s point guards to get in the lane consistently.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

7

Darren Collison

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

13

Quincy Acy

PF

41

Kosta Koufos

C

Magic

No.

Player

Pos.

4

Elfrid Payton

PG

55

Brandon Jennings

SG

00

Aaron Gordon

SF

7

Ersan Ilyasova

PF

9

Nikola Vucevic

C

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