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

Video: 'Defensively we played awful' said Kings guard Darren Collison

Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison blamed his team's latest loss against the Grizzlies on the lack of team defense.
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Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison blamed his team's latest loss against the Grizzlies on the lack of team defense.

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.

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