NBA Game Summary - Phoenix at Sacramento|
(Tuesday, November 19th)
Final Score: Sacramento 107, Phoenix 104
Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Isaiah Thomas had 19 points off the
bench, including a pair of go-ahead free throws with 30.4 seconds remaining,
as the Sacramento Kings rallied for a 107-104 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Cousins had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings, who ended the game on a
Goran Dragic's runner and Gerald Green's 3-pointer on back-to-back touches
gave the Suns a 104-97 advantage with 3:35 remaining, but Phoenix turned the
ball over five times down the stretch.
Cousins' three-point play cut the deficit to two and Travis Outlaw's
turnaround jumper from the high post with 39.9 ticks to go knotted the
Ish Smith fouled Thomas after he gave the ball away with 30.4 seconds. His
foul shots gave Sacramento its first lead since it was 33-31 at the 9:48 mark
of the second.
Dragic's backdoor feed for Miles Plumlee on Phoenix's next trip down the floor
was intercepted by Cousins. He dribbled up past midcourt before being trapped
by two Suns along the right sideline. A tip following a tie-up between Thomas
and Marcus Morris was won by Morris, but Dragic missed a short turnaround bank
shot from the lower right block with 5.6 seconds left.
"Cousins did a nice job of coming out, got two steals there," Suns head coach
Jeff Hornacek said.
The ball deflected off Outlaw to give Phoenix the ball back, but Marcus
Morris' right corner 3 came up short and Cousins secured the rebound with 0.8
ticks on the clock. Cousins split the foul shot's and Green's halfcourt
attempt at the horn clanked off the glass.
"A lot of people probably counted us out tonight and the guys that were in
that game never stopped believing, never stopped working and we pulled out a
much needed win," Kings head coach Michael Malone said.
Gerald Green netted 23 points for Phoenix, which has dropped three straight
Sacramento led 33-25 after a quarter of play, but the Suns outscored the hosts
37-21 in the second and took a 62-54 lead into the break.
Phoenix took an 88-82 cushion into the final frame.
Ben McLemore put in 19 points to go with five rebounds for the Kings ...
Channing Frye tallied 17 points and nine rebounds Phoenix ... The Kings
outrebounded the Suns, 48-31.
11/20 02:07:51 ET