Different Night, Same Result as Kings defeat Suns 113-106

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sport

Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins fueled one of Sacramento's more complete games of the season as well as their first road victory.


Final - 11.20.2013 1 2 3 4 Total
Sacramento Kings 27 28 19 39 113
Phoenix Suns 27 23 12 44 106

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It's official: The Kings are on a winning streak.

For the second time in as many nights, the Kings held off the Bledsoe-less Phoenix Suns, winning 113-106.  Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Kings with 23 points and 4 assists in 27 minutes.  DeMarcus Cousins, who was nursing a bad shoulder, had a poor shooting night at just 4-14 from the field, but he got to the line a bunch, making 11-15 free throws to finish with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Unlike yesterday's game, the Kings didn't have a huge lapse in effort where they let Phoenix outscore them by a bunch.  The Suns did manage to score 44 points in the fourth quarter, which Michael Malone will not be happy about, but they answered back with 39 of their own.

This was perhaps the best all-around game from Sacramento's starting lineup all season.  Luc Mbah a Moute and Jason Thompson combined for 21 points on 9-11 shooting.  Rookie Ben McLemore chipped in with 8 points and 5 rebounds in 24 minutes.  Greivis Vasquez shot just 2-9 but dished out 6 assists and grabbed 5 boards to go with 13 points (9-9 from the line).

After committing a season-high 20 turnovers against the Suns last night, Sacramento cut down on miscues considerably with just 9, while forcing the Suns to commit 17 of their own.

Phoenix was led in scoring by Goran Dragic's 31 points and Gerald Green's 23 points.  21 of Green's points came in the first half, in which he was 5-6 from three.  Michael Malone switched Luc Mbah a Moute on him for the second half and Green scored just once more.

The Kings now head to Los Angeles for back to back games against the Clippers and Lakers.

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