Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/17

Game 1: Thursday, October 17th
Suns90Final
Kings107

Suns 90

(3-2, 2-1 away)

Kings 107

(3-1, 2-0 home)

10:00 PM ET, October 17, 2013

Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA

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PHX 19 31 21 1990
SAC 25 31 22 29107

Top Performers

Phoenix: M. Morris 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast

Sacramento: D. Cousins 29 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 6 Stl, 1 Blk

Cousins, Kings win 3rd straight, 107-90 over Suns

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points, nine rebounds and six steals to lead the Sacramento Kings to their third straight preseason win, a 107-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.

Cousins had another dominant first half with 23 points and seven rebounds, helping the Kings (3-1) take a 56-50 lead. In a victory over the Clippers on Monday, Cousins had 25 of his 31 points in the opening half.

Cousins made 8 of 15 shots, 13 of 18 free throws, and three assists in 27 minutes. He didn't play in the final 15 minutes.

Jimmer Fredette started for the Kings made five 3-pointers, scoring 21 of his 23 points in the second half. Both John Salmons and Greivis Vaquez had 10 points.

Markieff Morris scored 15 points for the Suns (3-2), who opened the preseason with three straight victories. Marcin Gortat and Eric Bledsoe had 12 points apiece and Shannon Brown added 11.

Suns point guard Goran Dragic was injured early in the third quarter. He was helped off the court and with a left ankle sprain and sat out the remainder of the game.

Both teams are playing with rookie head coaches. Jeff Hornacek hopes to improve a Suns team that dropped 57 games a year ago, while Michael Malone inherits a Sacramento team that went 28-54 last season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PHX
SAC
Points 90 107
FGM-FGA 40-84 (.476) 36-83 (.434)
3PM-3PA 3-18 (.167) 9-18 (.500)
FTM-FTA 7-20 (.350) 26-36 (.722)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 15-50 9-39
Assists 15 18
Turnovers 27 14
Steals 6 16
Blocks 4 4
Fast Break Points 15 23
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (3/0) 18 (3/0)

Top Performers

Phoenix
Sacramento
Markieff Morris Morris
Points: 15
Reb: 7
Ast: 2
Stl: 0
Blk: 0
DeMarcus Cousins Cousins
Points: 29
Reb: 9
Ast: 3
Stl: 6
Blk: 1