Player of the game: DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 11 rebounds in 28 minutes as the Kings ended a two-game skid and a seven-game home losing streak with a 116-94 drubbing of the Phoenix Suns on Friday night at Sleep Train Arena.
Turning point: The Kings outscored Phoenix 31-19 in the third quarter. Sacramento began the quarter with a 19-8 run to go up 77-56.
X-factor: Rookie Willie Cauley-Stein got the chance to show what he can do on offense, coming off the bench to score a season-high 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting.
Records: Kings 28-44, Suns 20-52
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Key injuries: Kings guard Ben McLemore (fractured finger) missed the game. Phoenix starting guard Brandon Knight (upset stomach) was a late scratch.