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Kings end two skids with 116-94 win over Phoenix

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) passes off under the basket in 2nd qtr action. Sacramento Kings against the Phoenix Suns during their game at Sleep Train Arena on Friday, March 25, 2016 in Sacramento.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) passes off under the basket in 2nd qtr action. Sacramento Kings against the Phoenix Suns during their game at Sleep Train Arena on Friday, March 25, 2016 in Sacramento. hamezcua@sacbee.com

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

Key injuries: Kings guard Ben McLemore (fractured finger) missed the game. Phoenix starting guard Brandon Knight (upset stomach) was a late scratch.

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