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Kings Look for Third Road Victory Tonight In Toronto: Game Preview


The Sacramento Kings look to win their second road game in a row for the first time this season against a talented Raptors team that is coming off a big win against Portland, including Terrence Ross, who scored a season-high 26 points.

Sacramento has finally started to play competitive basketball, moving the ball on offense, and finding the open man. Demarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson are coming off stellar nights after combining for 37 points and 26 rebounds.

DeMarcus Cousins continues to find his teammates, and create offense for his team. Cousins is one of the hardest players to guard as an individual in the league, and when teams double or triple team him, he has started to find his teammates for wide open shots. Teams will have to start going back to playing Cousins man to man, and when they do, that generally paves the way for a big scoring night.

The Raptors will not go down easily, though, as they have won eight of their last nine games. The Kings will need to bring the energy tonight and play as a team. Sacramento is clearly the better team, but cannot fall into playing down to their opponent.

Probable Starters

Kings
No. Player Position
22 Isaiah Thomas G
5 John Salmons G
32 Francisco Garcia F
34 Jason Thompson F
15 Demarcus Cousins C

Raptors
No. Player Position
8 Jose Calderon G
10 DeMar DeRozen G
20 Mickeal Pietrus F
32 Ed Davis F
34 Aaron Gray C

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