Originally written February 11, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
After a win over the Western Conference leaders in their last game, the Sacramento Kings are feeling positive about the direction their young team is headed. The Kings look to win their fourth straight at home Saturday night when they take on the Phoenix Suns. Sacramento is in the midst of its best stretch of the season, winning four of five, and is coming off a 106-101 victory over West-leading Oklahoma City on Thursday. Tyreke Evans scored 22 points while DeMarcus Cousins added 19 points and nine rebounds. The Kings (10-16) scored 28 points off 23 turnovers and had 17 offensive rebounds. It was the third time in four games they topped 100 points after reaching that mark just twice in the previous 22 games. "We've improved as a team, we're on the right path now," Cousins said. "We're a lot better than our record shows. We've grown so much from the team we used to be." Cousins and Evans have both taken steps forward under coach Keith Smart. ...
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