Fourth Quarter Dooms Kings in Loss to Suns

Luis Scola scored 21 points and the Suns beat the Kings, 106-96.

Jan 23, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Phoenix Suns power forward Luis Scola (14) reacts after him and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) are called for fouls away from the ball during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings 106-96. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento turned the ball over 24 times and surrendered 18 offensive rebounds. This, combined with Michael Beasley’s 13-point fourth quarter, doomed them of a victory. The Suns outscored the Kings 32-19 in the final period of the game.

The Suns went on a 13-0 run a few minutes into the fourth quarter. During that stretch, Beasley scored seven points while the Suns made a few costly turnovers.

The game was relatively close for the most part. The Kings scored 25 points off the Suns’ turnovers, which erased some of their own turnovers.

Scola shredded them up in the paint, and the Kings didn’t get much from DeMarcus Cousins who had an off night. He shot 7-of-18 from the field to score a mere 15 points. He did haul down 15 boards, but wasn’t enough to allude Scola’s big night.

The Kings got some nice bench play from James Johnson, who had 14 points, and Thomas Robinson who scored 12 points and collected 14 rebounds.

 

Topics: Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings

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