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Kings game plan vs. Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder looks on in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, in Salt Lake City.
Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder looks on in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, in Salt Lake City. AP

KINGS (17-31) AT JAZZ (17-33)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City

Time: 6 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Show some fight: If the Jazz goes on a big run, the Kings can’t simply succumb and accept defeat. If they do, the game could get ugly against a young team eager to win.

2. Disciplined play: The Kings have been bogged down by poor shot selection and turnovers. They need to run their offense and not hurry, which leads to mistakes.

3. Bench production: Sacramento’s reserves have been maligned because of inconsistency. The Kings will need a boost from point guards Ramon Sessions and Ray McCallum with Darren Collison expected to miss the game with a hip flexor strain.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Ramon Sessions

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

34

Jason Thompson

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

JAZZ

No.

Player

Pos.

11

Dante Exum

PG

2

Joe Ingles

SG

20

Gordon Hayward

SF

15

Derrick Favors

PF

0

Enes Kanter

C

Jason Jones

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