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Kings game plan vs. Toronto Raptors

KINGS (16-27) AT

RAPTORS (30-15)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto

Time: 4:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Turnover issues: The Kings are allowing an average of 20.5 points off 18.7 turnovers during their six-game losing streak. Both numbers need to come down against Toronto.

2. Test their legs: The Raptors will play the second of back-to-back games while the Kings have had four days off. Sacramento needs to make the Raptors work by running when possible and moving the ball to make Toronto expend as much energy as possible.

3. Outside vs. inside attack: When the Kings lost to the Raptors on Dec. 2, Kyle Lowry, Terrence Ross and James Johnson all had big games. The Kings can counter that by going to DeMarcus Cousins or posting up Rudy Gay. Cousins did not play in the first game because of viral meningitis.

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

RAPTORS

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Kyle Lowry

PG

21

Greivis Vasquez

SG

10

DeMar DeRozan

SF

15

Amir Johnson

PF

17

Jonas Valanciunas

C

Jason Jones

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