Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/10

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

Kings 88

(4-2, 2-1 away)

Suns 103

(3-2, 2-0 home)

    10:00 PM ET, October 22, 2012

    US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ

    1 2 3 4 T
    SAC 25 19 21 2388
    PHX 21 29 26 27103

    Top Performers

    Sacramento: J. Thompson 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Phoenix: J. Dudley 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Suns 103, Kings 88

    Associated Press

    PHOENIX -- Jared Dudley scored 25 points to lead five players in double figures and the Phoenix Suns beat the Sacramento Kings 103-88 in preseason action Monday night.

    Michael Beasley had 15 points, Markieff Morris added 14, Shannon Brown scored 12 and Luis Scola finished with 11 for the Suns, who have won three of their past four, including both home contests.

    Tyler Honeycutt scored 17 points and Jason Thompson added 14 for the Kings, who had won two straight.

    The Suns rallied from a slow start and early 12-point deficit to take a 50-44 lead at halftime and quickly extended their advantage. Dudley hit a 3-pointer and completed a three-point play in the first 90 seconds of the third quarter to give Phoenix a 58-44 lead.

    Beasley added four straight points on a 7-foot jumper and a dunk to give Phoenix a 76-60 with 2:24 left in the period.

    Sacramento whittled the lead to 81-75 on a layup by Thomas Robinson with 7:54 remaining. But Morris hit a 20-footer and a dunk, and Dudley scored 11 points in the game's final 3:07 as the Suns opened their biggest lead, 103-85, before settling for the 15-point win.

    Featuring what, barring injury or other surprises, will be the season-opening starting lineup, the Suns got off to a sloppy start. In the game's first four minutes, Phoenix committed seven turnovers, missed three shots and fell behind 12-2.

    But the Suns started to work themselves back into the game and took the lead for good on a 16-foot jump shot by Dudley with 46 seconds left in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAC
    PHX
    Points 88 103
    FGM-FGA 34-91 (.374) 37-85 (.435)
    3PM-3PA 6-19 (.316) 7-18 (.389)
    FTM-FTA 14-19 (.737) 22-29 (.759)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 18-46 18-58
    Assists 19 23
    Turnovers 16 22
    Steals 13 9
    Blocks 7 12
    Fast Break Points 16 32
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (1/0) 20 (0/0)

    Top Performers

    Sacramento
    Phoenix
    Jason Thompson Thompson
    Points: 14
    Reb: 6
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0
    Jared Dudley Dudley
    Points: 25
    Reb: 3
    Ast: 1
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0