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Goran Dragic scores 29, Suns defeat Kings

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Goran Dragic finished with 29 points and registered 4 rebounds, while Eric Bledsoe added 28 points and 8 assists to lead the Phoenix Suns to a victory over the Sacramento Kings, 116-107. The Suns had no trouble knocking down shots, finishing 41-83 (49.4%) from the field, including 12-24 (50.0%) from beyond the arc. Phoenix (13-9) is now on a four-game winning streak.

Dragic went 10-14 from the field (4-5 on 3-pointers) and 5-7 from the free throw line, in a good performance. Other key players for Phoenix included Channing Frye with 11 points and 5 rebounds, and P.J. Tucker with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas had another quality performance for Sacramento despite the loss, scoring 29 points on 11-20 shooting, including 3-6 from behind the arc. DeMarcus Cousins contributed 15 points and 16 rebounds.

Along with their eFG% of 56.6%, the Suns connected at a rate of 50.0% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 3-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Kings are winless (0-6) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.

This drops Sacramento (6-15) to 2-1 versus Phoenix on the season.

Coming up next, the Suns take on the Golden State Warriors, who are 13-10 on the year. The Kings meet the Houston Rockets, currently 15-8 this season.


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