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NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Phoenix



(Friday, December 13th)

Final Score: Phoenix 116, Sacramento 107

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Goran Dragic drained four 3-pointers en route to a team-high 29 points, as the Phoenix Suns spoiled Rudy Gay's Sacramento debut with a 116-107 triumph over the Kings on Friday at US Airways Center.

Eric Bledsoe scored a career-high 28 points and handed out eight assists, while Miles Plumlee supplied 12 points and nine rebounds to help the Suns extended their season-high win streak to four games.

"It's never about one guy," Dragic said of the Suns' balanced scoring attack. "The more people we get involved, the better. That's what I try to do every time we play and I think we did that tonight."

Gay, acquired in a trade with Toronto on Monday, scored 24 points, while Isaiah Thomas led the way with 29 points for the Kings, who have lost two straight and eight of their last 10 games.

"I still have a lot to learn and I think I can still get better with this system and this team," Gay said of his debut. "Today was just the start."

DeMarcus Cousins contributed 15 points and 16 boards in the setback.

Sacramento's Jason Thompson snapped a 63-63 tie with a jumper 2:25 into the third before Phoenix ripped off 14 straight points to create some separation.

Bledsoe and Dragic each scored five in the run, which Dragic capped with a 3- pointer to make it 77-65 Phoenix with 6:13 left in the third.

The Kings countered with seven straight points to get within five, and trailed by three, 85-82, heading into the final frame.

The margin was four, 92-88, early in the fourth before a Channing Frye triple sparked an 11-3 swing that Plumlee capped with an alley-oop slam for a 103-91 advantage with 6:08 to play.

A driving Thomas layup with three minutes left brought the Kings within 105-101, but Bledsoe answered with a trey and P.J. Tucker followed with a layup to give Phoenix a nine-point spread with 2:03 remaining.

Sacramento never got closer than six the rest of the way.

With the game tied 28-28 late in the opening period, Sacramento used an 11-0 swing spanning the first and second quarters to grab a 39-28 lead.

A Frye 3-pointer just before halftime sent Phoenix into the break facing a slim 61-58 deficit.

Game Notes

The Kings acquired Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray from Toronto for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes. Gray finished with seven points and nine boards ... Phoenix improved to 7-3 at home this season ... The Suns shot 50 percent (12-of-24) from 3-point range ... Both teams had 43 rebounds and 17 turnovers.

12/14 00:46:59 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
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CIN
 
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MIL
 
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WAS
STL
 
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CLE
TOR
 
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DET
ANA
 
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NYM
ATL
 
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BOS
BAL
 
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TAM
NYY
 
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MIA
SEA
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
 
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KAN
MIN
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
PHI
 
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OAK
HOU
 
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LOS
ARI
 
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SDP
SFG
 
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
2nd OT
STL 3
CHI 3
 
3rd
COL 3
MIN 4
 
2nd
SJS 4
LOS 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
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BOS
DET
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ANA
DAL
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DUR 3
NOR 2
 
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