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Kings vs Spurs Preview: Summer League Champs face Regular Season Champs

The Kings travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs in a clash of title contenders.

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Preseason is ending quickly as the Kings head to Texas for their penultimate exhibition, this time against the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.  The game is not set to be televised either in Sacramento or San Antonio, meaning you'll only be able to track it by listening to KHTK 1140.  Tip off is at 5:30 pm Pacific.


1. With preseason winding down, the hope is that the mistakes will lessen and the offense will tighten up.  The Kings have been a bit turnover prone in their new ball movement heavy offense.  DeMarcus Cousins had 9 last game alone and that was just against Maccabi Haifa.

2. Over these last two preseason games we might start to see the rotation tighten up and our Day 1 starting lineup come to fruition.  If I were to guess what our starting lineup was as of now, it would be DeMarcus Cousins, Jason Thompson, Rudy Gay, Ben McLemore, and Darren Collison.  Cousins and Gay are locks, and I think Collison is as well.  Power Forward and Shooting Guard are a bit trickier.

3. Speaking of Shooting Guard, Nik Stauskas hasn't been very accurate from deep in his last few games (3-12).  Understandably, there's been a lot of travel involved, but I'd like to see him get back on track before the season begins. If he wants to beat out McLemore for the starting spot, he'll have to be able to take advantage of his open looks.  Given his history as a shooter, I'm not too worried about him getting back on track.


There once was a game on tv,
but it was not this game to be.
Preseason sucks,
except for Canucks
who shout "Nik Stauskas for three!"