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Kings at New York Knicks at a glance

The Kings can’t afford to give New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony room to operate. If they concede his mid-range jumpers, their trip to the Big Apple won’t be pleasant. ... Anthony walks onto the court during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Denver.
The Kings can’t afford to give New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony room to operate. If they concede his mid-range jumpers, their trip to the Big Apple won’t be pleasant. ... Anthony walks onto the court during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Denver. The Associated Press

Kings at Knicks

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Madison Square Garden
  • When: Sunday, 4:30 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, NBA, 950, 1140
  • Records: Kings 26-42, Knicks 28-42

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Swarm Anthony: If the Kings concede mid-range jumpers to Carmelo Anthony, he’s in for a big night. They must not give Anthony space to play freely.
  • 2. Better starts: The Kings’ pattern of slow starts only leaves them gassed in the fourth quarter as they try to come back. More intensity to start games is the remedy.
  • 3. Get physical: The Kings must play tough and look to be the aggressors. That means putting both DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay in the post when possible.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

5

James Anderson

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

00

Willie Cauley-Stein

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Knicks

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Jose Calderon

PG

18

Sasha Vujacic

SG

7

Carmelo Anthony

SF

6

Kristaps Porzingis

PF

8

Robin Lopez

C

Jason Jones

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