Game 24 Preview: Sacramento Kings at Atlanta Hawks
Gametime: 4:30 pm PST
Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Broadcast Information: KHTK Sports 1140 (Radio), Comcast SportsNet California (Television)
Sacramento Kings Projected Starters (7-16)
PG: Isaiah Thomas
SG: Ben McLemore
SF: Rudy Gay
PF: Jason Thompson
C: DeMarcus Cousins
Atlanta Hawks Projected Starters (13-12)
What to watch
1. Can the Kings bounce back after a disappointing loss to the Bobcats?
Charlotte isn’t horrible, like they have been the last few seasons, but they aren’t good either. The Kings had a golden opportunity to start their four-game trip with a solid win. Instead, we are left wondering if they will return home next week on another elongated losing streak.
2. The health of Rudy Gay
Gay left Tuesday night’s game after just 24 minutes of action due to a stiff right knee. If he can’t go, expect Derrick Williams to get the nod and the Kings’ bench to be completely depleted.
3. The Battle of the Bigs
DeMarcus Cousins is getting better and better as the season progresses. But when these two teams met Nov. 5, Al Horford destroyed the Kings big man, dropping 27 points and 10 rebounds on Cousins in front of his home crowd. DeMarcus has an opportunity to get his revenge tonight, but he has to stay out of foul trouble for Sacramento to have a chance.