Game 40 Preview: LA Clippers at Sacramento Kings

Blake and CP

Game time: 7:00 p.m. PDT

Where: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA.

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

Sacramento Kings Probable Starters (16-23)

PG: Darren Collison
SG: Ben McLemore
SF: Derrick Williams
PF: Jason Thompson
C: Ryan Hollins

Los Angeles Clippers Probable Starters (26-14)

PG: Chris Paul
SG: J.J. Redick
SF: Matt Barnes
PF: Blake Griffin
C: DeAndre Jordan

Three things to ponder

1. Back to boarding

The Kings beat the Clippers on November 2 in part to their dominance on the glass, out-rebounding Lob City 46-35. But Sacramento’s effort boxing out is no guarantee, since they were out-boarded by the Miami Heat, the league’s worst rebounding club on Friday. Ryan Hollins, in place of the NBA’s third-leading rebounder, DeMarcus Cousins (ankle), will face off with the No. 1 board crasher, DeAndre Jordan.

2. Snipers’ revenge

The Clippers shot 9-for-31 from behind the arc in the November loss, and many misses came from wide open attempts. J.J. Redick, who hit only 2-of-10 triples in the match, and his wing men will be out to prove they are worthy of the NBA’s No. 2 ranking in 3-pointers made.

3. The point guard battle, part two

Last time out, Darren Collison held his own against ex-teammate Chris Paul and scored big buckets down the stretch. Collison is now playing the best basketball of his career, and he’ll go up against an ultra-motivated MVP-talent.

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