DeMarcus Cousins earned his 5th double-double this season, scoring 27 points and registering 12 rebounds, to help the Sacramento Kings edge the Phoenix Suns, 107-104. The Kings shot 39-83 (47.0%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 15 rebounds. Sacramento (3-7) has won just 3 of its last 10 games.
Cousins shot 9-18 from the field and 9-15 from the free throw line. Sacramento also got solid performances from Ben McLemore with 19 points and 5 rebounds, Greivis Vasquez with 11 points and 6 assists, and Patrick Patterson with 10 points and 5 rebounds. On 6-13 shooting (4-8 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-8 from the free throw line, Gerald Green scored 23 points for Phoenix in the loss. Goran Dragic added 10 points and 8 assists and Miles Plumlee finished with 10 points and 6 rebounds.
Phoenix (5-5) has now lost 3 straight games.
Coming up, the Kings will play the Suns again on Wednesday again.