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Kings vs. Suns Preview: Last chance to win at home for a couple weeks

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Can the Kings win again before the All-Star break? Today will be their last chance to win at home for a while. Today's action tips off at 6:00 pm on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140.

3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR

1. Tyrone Corbin has a habit of switching out Jason Thompson for Derrick Williams for "matchups" against smaller PFs like the Suns' Markieff Morris.  Personally, I'm not a fan considering that Thompson is a much better defender and rebounder and Williams isn't very good at either.  He's also not a good enough scorer or shooter to make the matchup change worth it.  We'll see if he still opts to do it.

2. The Suns are one of the worst teams in the league at keeping opponents off the free throw line.  They are 29th in fouls and 30th in opponent free throws made and attempted.  Sacramento needs to take advantage of that if they hope to have a chance to win tonight.

3. Phoenix has so many offensive weapons it's hard to stop all of them.  They have six players that average double digit scoring and several other roleplayers that can also score in a pinch.  This is the opposite approach that Sacramento has where their scoring is concentrated in only a few players.

MATCHUP OF THE GAME

Apathy and the Sacramento Kings

The Kings haven't shown much energy or pride lately and with this being the last home game before the All-Star break, fans want to see some indication that this team still cares.  The Suns are a much better team, but the Kings can't just roll over.  There's been far too much of that lately, and it's embarrassing to watch as a fan.

PREGAME LIMERICK

The All-Star break can't come soon enough,
this season has been much too rough.
Kings are losing,
fans are boozing,
and crying that it's never been so tough.

PREDICTION

Kings 119, Suns 111 after Pete D'Alessandro activates the mind control tech he implanted in Isaiah Thomas last summer in case of emergencies.  Thomas proceeds to shoot only at the Suns basket and ends up being Sacramento's leading scorer.