Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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 the Suns roared back in the second half to beat the Kings 101-90. After losing seven straight, the Suns (10-15) now are streaking in the other direction. Down 54-35 with just over two minutes left in the first half, Phoenix closed the second quarter with eight straight points, beginning a 39-14 run that turned the game. Brown ended his big third quarter on a driving layup with 21.5 seconds left to give the Suns a 74-68 lead. The Kings (7-17) got within three twice in the fourth quarter but no closer. They suffered their fifth consecutive loss. "They outworked us in the first half, and we were lucky to ...
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