Phoenix 109, Sacramento 100

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, California
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #73 Tre Maddox, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 12462

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 29 30 20 30 109
Sacramento 18 33 27 22 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 27-26 16-11 11-15 W2
Sacramento 19-35 14-13 5-22 L1

Recap


SUNS 109, KINGS 100: Steve Nash scored seven of his 18 points in the fourth quarter – including five straight to increase Phoenix’s lead to nine – as the visiting Suns blew a 17-point advantage before recovering to gain ground in the Western Conference playoff race.

Marcin Gortat recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out and Michael Redd added 16 points off the bench for the Suns, who moved to within 1½ games of Houston for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. Nash added 12 assists.

DeMarcus Cousins scored a career-high 41 points and added 12 rebounds and rookie Isaiah Thomas scored 25 for the Kings, who have lost six of their last eight overall and four of five at home.

Redd scored six points in the first 2:05 of the fourth quarter to give the Suns the lead for good and Nash’s burst put Phoenix ahead 99-90 with 4:39 remaining.

The Suns went on a 9-0 run – capped by five straight points from Redd – to take a 43-26 lead with 7:46 left in the second quarter. Sacramento responded with a 12-0 spurt before Phoenix increased its lead to 59-51 at halftime.

Cousins had 13 points and eight rebounds in the third quarter as the Kings closed to within 79-78 after three and took an 80-79 lead 15 seconds in the fourth.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Leading scorer Marcus Thornton (bruised left calf) and John Salmons (right hip) did not play for Sacramento. … Cousins recorded his 20th game of 20 or more points. … Phoenix was 11 for 19 from the field in the fourth quarter.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Sacramento
Marcin Gortat 20 Scoring DeMarcus Cousins 41
Steve Nash 12 Assists Isaiah Thomas 7
Marcin Gortat 10 Rebounds DeMarcus Cousins 12
Marcin Gortat 6 Free Throws Made DeMarcus Cousins 9
Marcin Gortat 2 Steals DeMarcus Cousins 2
Channing Frye 3 Blocks Hassan Whiteside 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 109 44.4 5-22 24-28 23 46 7 6 13
Sacramento 100 46.4 1-10 21-32 19 43 8 7 14

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Kings have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .324 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Utah . The Suns have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .519 after a loss.
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