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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 ...
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The Phoenix Suns won all three meetings versus the Sacramento Kings last season despite being unable to contain DeMarcus Cousins.
Cousins has excelled against the Suns throughout his career, something he'll hope to continue as the visiting Kings try to end a four-game slide Monday night.
This is the first meeting in 2012-13 between the worst teams in the Pacific Division, with...
Kings to Virginia Beach: The “Largest” Small Market There have been many talks about moving the current Sacramento Kings NBA franchise to another location. Multiple new locations have been proposed over the last 4 or 5 months, with the top three destinations being Seattle, Kansas City, and Virginia Beach (in that order). Seattle makes the most sense, among the three,...
Tyler Honeycutt is back with the Sacramento Kings after a five-week stint in the NBA Development League. The second-year forward averaged 10.9 points and 9.6 rebounds in seven games with the Reno Bighorns in the D-League. During his minor league stint, Honeycutt recorded three double-doubles. Honeycutt, 22, was a second-round pick by the Kings in the 2011 draft. He played 15...
Although the 2012-13 NBA season is currently on its way to the mid-point, the 2012 calendar year is coming to a close and we here at A Royal Pain (along with the rest of the FanSided network) wanted to reflect on the best moments of the 2012 year.
For the purple and black loyalists, it’s been a trying time. Between poor on-court play, a disastrous ownership and the emotional roller...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Shannon Brown scored 14 of his 22 points in the third quarter, Jared Dudley added 20 points and the Phoenix Suns pulled off another big rally to beat the Sacramento Kings 101-90 Monday night.
The Suns were out of sorts throughout the first half, scoring 43 points while trailing by up to 19. Brown helped them outscore Sacramento 31-14 in the third quarter and Dudley...
Here's a newsflash: The Kings aren't very good. Why? Their pieces are still mis-matched, their pieces still don't work except on paper and in the land of misfit toys, Keith Smart doesn't really seemingly get the most out of his pieces when they are going well, and well it's hard to figure out exactly what pieces are going well in all reality, and oh yeah the chemistry...
Shannon Brown scored 14 of his 22 points in the third quarter, Jared Dudley added 20 points and the Phoenix Suns pulled off another big rally to beat the Sacramento Kings 101-90 Monday night.
The Suns were out of sorts throughout the first half, scoring 43 points while trailing by up to 19. Brown helped them outscore Sacramento 31-14 in the third quarter and Dudley provided the...
Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry says that his team isn't good enough to overlook a high school team.
The free-falling Charlotte Bobcats are better than that, and they came up short in their last attempt at ending their latest double-digit losing streak.
The Suns have won a season-high three straight and will try to avoid their pattern of falling behind by big deficits Wednesday...
Tyreke Evans’ sore left knee kept him out of Monday’s game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center.
Since suffering a bruised left knee Nov. 27 against Minnesota, the veteran guard has missed seven of 10 games. Evans left Sunday’s loss to Denver after 10 minutes on the floor.
An MRI showed no structural damage to the knee.
Kings coach Keith Smart said it’s not up...
PHOENIX -- It took almost a third of the season for the Phoenix Suns to patch together three straight wins. It also took climbing out of a 19-point hole against the slumping Sacramento Kings on Monday to complete the long journey. Shannon Brown scored 14 of his 22 points during Phoenix's 31-point third quarter, and Marcin Gortat added 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks as...
Less than a year to go!
This is still all hypothetical, but it sure is nice to be able to look forward to the Northwest original back in the NBA soon.
With a good your core, the Sacramento Kings have the building pieces already in place to be a contender in the aging Western Conference.
By the time they roll into town as the Sonics, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan, and the likes...
For the second day in a row I am leading in with a player from the Sacramento Kings. Yesterday it was Isaiah Thomas, today it’s Tyreke Evans, he of the knee bone problem that may force him to miss “an extended period of time”. Drats! Apparently the guy can’t move around too well and you do need to move around a little bit to play the basketball. Sooo, where does that leave...
SACRAMENTO -- The Denver Nuggets dominated from start to finish Sunday afternoon and cruised to a 122-97 victory over the Sacramento Kings before an announced crowd 13,327 at Sleep Train Arena. Six Nuggets reached double-figure scoring, while none of Denver's players saw more than 28 minutes of action. Reserve center JaVale McGee led the Nuggets (13-12) with 19 points, and...