Game 60 Preview: Sacramento Kings at Orlando Magic

Game 60 Preview: Sacramento Kings at Orlando Magic

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Game 60 Preview: Sacramento Kings at Orlando Magic



Game time: 4:00 p.m. PDT

Where: Amway Center, Orlando, FL.

Broadcast Information: KHTK Sports 1140 (Radio), Comcast SportsNet California (Local Television)

Sacramento Kings Probable Starters (21-38)

PG: Ray McCallum
SG: Ben McLemore
SF: Rudy Gay
PF: Jason Thompson
C: DeMarcus Cousins

San Antonio Spurs Probable Starters (19-43)

PG: Elfrid Payton
SG: Victor Oladipo
SF: Tobias Harris
PF: Channing Frye
C: Dewayne Dedmon

Three things to ponder

1. Coaching carousel

The Magic and Kings come into this game having fired one and two head coaches this season respectively. Third time has been the charm for Sacramento with hire George Karl, while first-time NBA skipper James Borrego has Orlando at a 4-6 record playing better-executed, more tenacious defense.

2. Second chances

When Sacramento lost at home to Orlando on December 6, they allowed the visitors, who are 28th in the league in offensive rebounds per game, to haul down 10 careens and score 14 second chance points. Meanwhile the Kings notched just five points on second opportunities. DeMarcus Cousins (2.9 offensive boards per game) and Nikola Vucevic (3.4 per match) sat out the contest, but with Vucevic (ankle) out again, Cousins looks to make his presence felt on the glass.

3. History in the making

Jason Thompson is set to eclipse Peja Stojakovic as the Kings’ all-time leader in games played tonight. Versus the Magic in December, the 28-year-old produced 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Matched up against stretch-four Channing Frye, what will Thompson have in store for game No. 519?

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