Game 52 Preview: Sacramento Kings at Milwaukee Bucks

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Game time: 5:00 p.m. PDT

Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI.

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


Sacramento Kings Probable Starters (18-33)

PG: Ramon Sessions
SG: Ben McLemore
SF: Rudy Gay
PF: Omri Casspi
C: DeMarcus Cousins

Milwaukee Bucks Probable Starters (29-23)

PG: Brandon Knight
SG: Khris Middleton
SF: Jared Dudley
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
C: John Henson


Three things to ponder

1. Thieves, the lot of ‘em

All but two Bucks players average at least one steal per 36 minutes. All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, who tops the league with 4.3 turnovers a game, needs to lead the Kings by example and limit loose dribbles and passes into tight windows.

2. Hands up

The ragtag Bucks can stroke it with the best. The club ranks in the NBA’s top third in field goal, 3-point and free throw percentage, and they alertly swing the ball. The Kings must fight through screens and contest looks surrounding the perimeter.

3. Win for Corbin

Barring another snag, George Karl will replace Tyrone Corbin as Kings head coach after the All-Star break. In what’s likely his last game in the role, will the team send Corbin out in style? Or will they play closer to their 7-20 record since he took the job?

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About: Rui Thomas

Rui Thomas is a writer and reporter for Cowbell Kingdom. He previously covered the Sacramento Kings and the NBA for Sports Out West. He is published by Sports Illustrated’s Truth and Rumors and Yahoo Sports NFL among others.