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Sacramento Kings win second straight game

Sacramento has won six of its past 10 games.

The Associated Press

At a glance

Record: 27-46, fourth in Pacific Division

Next: Saturday vs. L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m.

Notable: Former UW star Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points Thursday night.

Away from home: The Kings improved their road record against the Western Conference to 3-20, including a 2-6 mark against the Pacific Division.

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PHOENIX — DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 consecutive points in the first half and finished with 34 in the Sacramento Kings' 117-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.

Cousins also had 14 rebounds while playing only the first three quarters. Isaiah Thomas added 23 points and eight assists to help the Kings win for only the second time in their past 14 games in Phoenix.

Sacramento, which has won six of its past 10, shot 53 percent from the floor and converted 22 of 24 free throws. Thomas and Cousins combined to go 17 of 17 from the line.

"We have a unique big man," Kings coach Keith Smart said. "He's a big who can play big but has the skills of a guard and a perimeter player. He has the whole package. When everything comes along in his life, when he grows up and sells into how he plays every night in the NBA, he'll be a special talent."

Told of his coach's analysis, Cousins said, "Why, thank you."

Phoenix, resting point guard Goran Dragic for the second straight game, has lost 11 of its past 13.

Cousins has six career 30-point games.

KINGS 117, SUNS 103

SACRAMENTO fg ft
min m-a m-a or-t a pf pts
Salmons 38:04 3-9 0-0 0-3 1 0 6
Thompson 18:52 3-7 2-2 1-3 1 2 8
Cousins 30:00 12-16 9-9 5-14 2 4 34
Thomas 29:24 6-10 8-8 0-3 8 3 23
Evans 33:24 5-9 2-2 0-3 6 4 12
Thornton 11:25 1-4 0-0 2-5 2 0 3
Outlaw 9:15 0-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1
Patterson 29:08 5-10 0-0 3-10 0 5 10
Douglas 10:28 3-6 0-0 1-2 0 0 7
Aldrich 7:11 1-3 0-0 1-3 0 1 2
Hayes 10:49 2-2 0-0 0-4 1 1 4
Fredette 12:00 3-5 0-1 0-0 0 0 7
Totals 44-83 22-24 13-50 21 21 117
Percentages: FG .530, FT .917. Three-point goals: 7-18, .389 (Thomas 3-4, Fredette 1-1, Thornton 1-1, Cousins 1-2, Douglas 1-3, Patterson 0-2, Salmons 0-2, Evans 0-3). Team rebounds: 3. Team turnovers: 18 (19 PTS). Blocked shots: 3 (Patterson 2, Cousins). Turnovers: 18 (Cousins 5, Thomas 5, Thompson 3, Salmons 2, Thornton 2, Outlaw). Steals: 5 (Douglas 3, Cousins, Evans). Technical fouls: Thompson, 6:30 third.
PHOENIX fg ft
min m-a m-a or-t a pf pts
Tucker 33:59 8-13 2-4 2-4 3 4 18
MarkMorris 24:51 2-10 3-4 2-4 5 5 7
Scola 31:08 10-13 4-6 2-7 0 3 25
Marshall 33:43 4-12 0-2 1-1 10 2 9
WJohnson 33:43 5-13 1-1 0-1 1 1 14
Beasley 26:39 7-14 0-2 2-8 1 1 14
Haddadi 13:22 2-6 1-2 4-7 0 0 5
Dudley 19:59 2-5 0-0 0-1 2 1 6
Garrett 14:17 0-4 0-0 1-4 6 0 0
MarcMorris 8:19 2-4 1-2 0-0 1 1 5
Totals 42-94 12-23 14-37 29 18 103
Percentages: FG .447, FT .522. Three-point goals: 7-20, .350 (W.Johnson 3-6, Dudley 2-4, Scola 1-1, Marshall 1-4, Garrett 0-1, Mark.Morris 0-1, Tucker 0-1, Beasley 0-2). Team rebounds: 14. Team turnovers: 9 (12 PTS). Blocked shots: 6 (Haddadi 3, Beasley, W.Johnson, Mark.Morris). Turnovers: 9 (Tucker 3, Marshall 2, Beasley, Dudley, W.Johnson, Marc.Morris). Steals: 11 (Tucker 3, Marshall 2, Beasley, Dudley, Garrett, W.Johnson, Mark.Morris, Scola). Technical fouls: Defensive three second, 2:08 second.
Sacramento 38 26 24 29 — 117
Phoenix 32 18 28 25 — 103
Attendance: 15,086 (18,422). Time: 2:07. Officials: Ken Mauer, Marat Kogut, Leon Wood.

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