PHOENIX -- Losing at home to the Sacramento Kings wouldn't have been the end of the world.
If certain interpretations of the Mayan calendar are on the money, the end of the world will show up on Friday.
But it was only Monday night and the Phoenix Suns were busy making sure they avoided losing to the second-worst team (by record) in the NBA's Western Conference.
The Suns, who entered this event at No. 13 on the conference charts, really weren't all that busy until they uncorked a 58-point second half. They certainly were due, having made only 26 percent of their shots in the first quarter and falling behind by 19 points in the second.
They rallied a bit to trail, 54-43, at intermission and eventually completed a 30-point swing with a 101-90 triumph in front of 13,068 flummoxed patrons at U.S. Airways Center.
For context, let's go to Suns coach Alvin Gentry.
"Well, that was interesting, wasn't it?" Gentry said a few minutes after his team extended its season-long winning streak...