Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 10/10

Game 1: Wednesday, October 10th
Suns96Final
Kings102
Game 2: Monday, October 22nd
Kings88Final
Suns103

Suns 96

(0-1, 0-0 away)

Kings 102

(1-0, 1-0 home)

10:00 PM ET, October 10, 2012

Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA

1 2 3 4 T
PHX 30 18 24 2496
SAC 29 21 26 26102

Top Performers

Phoenix: M. Beasley 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

Sacramento: D. Cousins 21 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Kings 102, Suns 96

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Sacramento Kings, who defeated the Phoenix Suns 102-97 on Wednesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Jimmer Fredette ignited the Kings in the fourth quarter, hitting two free throws, then connecting on a 3-pointer a minute later to put Sacramento ahead 92-77 with 6:45 remaining.

Wesley Johnson scored 18 points and Markieff Morris had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Suns. Michael Beasley added 14 points.

Rookie forward Thomas Robinson had 12 points and eight rebounds for Sacramento. Both Fredette and Marcus Thornton added 10 points.

The slimmed-down Cousins played 26 minutes. He was 5 of 15 from the field and 10 of 13 from the free throw line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PHX
SAC
Points 96 102
FGM-FGA 36-87 (.414) 35-86 (.407)
3PM-3PA 7-22 (.318) 6-20 (.300)
FTM-FTA 17-26 (.654) 26-34 (.765)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 16-47 16-51
Assists 24 24
Turnovers 17 17
Steals 6 9
Blocks 6 7
Fast Break Points 14 27
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (1/0) 25 (0/0)

Top Performers

Phoenix
Sacramento
Michael Beasley Beasley
Points: 14
Reb: 3
Ast: 5
Stl: 2
Blk: 0
DeMarcus Cousins Cousins
Points: 21
Reb: 9
Ast: 1
Stl: 1
Blk: 0