Originally posted on Sacbee  |  Last updated 2/12/12

The Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson (3) beats the New Orleans Hornets' Marcus Thornton on a scoring drive during the second half. The Sixers defeated the Hornets, 96-92, at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 11, 2010. (Ron Cortes/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) Photo via Newscom

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After the emotional high of beating the team with the best record in the Western Conference, the Kings were reminded Saturday night that still have work to do to become a consistent team. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com The Kings' Marcus Thornton, left, and Phoenix's Steve Nash battle for the ball in the first half Saturday night. Thornton scored 21 points, but the Suns won easily. The Kings' J.J. Hickson avoids the Suns' Robin Lopez while shooting a layup. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins goes to the basket against the Phoenix Suns at Power Balance Pavilion on Saturday night. The second-year player led the Kings with 26 points and pulled down nine rebounds.
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