Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, left, had 33 points and 19 rebounds to help Sacramento win in Oklahoma City for the first time in franchise history, beating the Thunder 116-104 on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. On Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, the Thunder visits Sleep Train Arena for the first time this season. Sue Ogrocki The Associated Press
Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, left, had 33 points and 19 rebounds to help Sacramento win in Oklahoma City for the first time in franchise history, beating the Thunder 116-104 on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. On Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, the Thunder visits Sleep Train Arena for the first time this season. Sue Ogrocki The Associated Press

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Jason Jones, Sacramento Kings beat writer

Kings Blog

Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at a glance

By Jason Jones

jejones@sacbee.com

February 28, 2016 07:50 PM

Kings vs. Thunder

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Sleep Train Arena
  • When: Monday, 7 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, NBA, 1140
  • Records: Kings 24-33, Thunder 41-18

THREE KEYS

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  • 1. Expect aggression: The Thunder has lost four of its last five games, so the Kings should expect Oklahoma City to try to jump on them early. The Kings must come out with the proper focus.
  • 2. Guard production: If Rajon Rondo (right thumb tendinitis) misses a second game, Darren Collison and Seth Curry need to be productive, especially against Russell Westbrook.
  • 3. Space the floor: The Thunder has plenty of big bodies to throw at DeMarcus Cousins. If the Kings lack good floor spacing, Oklahoma City easily can double-team Cousins and take away his passing lanes.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

13

Quincy Acy

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Thunder

No.

Player

Pos.

0

Russell Westbrook

PG

21

Andre Roberson

SG

35

Kevin Durant

SF

9

Serge Ibaka

PF

12

Steven Adams

C

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