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Bledsoe, Knight too much as Kings lose third straight 118-97 to Suns

Players of the gameEric 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 pointAfter 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-factorThe Suns scored 28 points off 19 Sacramento turnovers.

RecordsKings 1-4, Suns 3-2

Key injuries – DeMarcus Cousins missed his second consecutive game because of a strained right Achilles’ tendon. He is day-to-day.

Jason Jones

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