Players of the game – Eric Bledsoe (19 points, eight assists) and Brandon Knight (17 points, seven assists) paced the host Suns, who sent the Kings to a third consecutive loss.
Turning point – After the Kings rallied from 11 points down in the third quarter to tie the score 55-55 with 7:43 left in the period, the Suns outscored the Kings 26-14 to close the quarter.
X-factor – The Suns scored 28 points off 19 Sacramento turnovers.
Records – Kings 1-4, Suns 3-2
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Key injuries – DeMarcus Cousins missed his second consecutive game because of a strained right Achilles’ tendon. He is day-to-day.