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Kings game plan vs. Dallas Mavericks

KINGS (17-30) VS. MAVERICKS (33-18)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Sleep Train Arena

Time: 7 p.m.TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Defend the three: The Mavericks have multiple players who are threats from three-point range, so the Kings need to make sure they don’t give up open looks.

2. Stop the runs: The Kings fall behind by big deficits because of bad shots and turnovers that trigger opponents’ offenses. More discipline is needed.

3. Finish the job: The Kings have had double-digit leads in both games against Dallas this season but lost both times. They must avoid lulls.

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

MAVERICKS

No.

Player

Pos.

5

J.J. Barea

PG

11

Monta Ellis

SG

25

Chandler Parsons

SF

41

Dirk Nowitzki

PF

6

Tyson Chandler

C

Jason Jones

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