Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 10/10

Game 1: Wednesday, October 10th
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Kings102
Game 2: Monday, October 22nd
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Suns103

Suns 96

(0-1, 0-0 away)

Kings 102

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    10:00 PM ET, October 10, 2012

    Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA

    1 2 3 4 T
    PHX 30 18 24 2496
    SAC 29 21 26 26102

    Top Performers

    Phoenix: M. Beasley 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Sacramento: D. Cousins 21 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Kings 102, Suns 96

    Associated Press

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Sacramento Kings, who defeated the Phoenix Suns 102-97 on Wednesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

    Jimmer Fredette ignited the Kings in the fourth quarter, hitting two free throws, then connecting on a 3-pointer a minute later to put Sacramento ahead 92-77 with 6:45 remaining.

    Wesley Johnson scored 18 points and Markieff Morris had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Suns. Michael Beasley added 14 points.

    Rookie forward Thomas Robinson had 12 points and eight rebounds for Sacramento. Both Fredette and Marcus Thornton added 10 points.

    The slimmed-down Cousins played 26 minutes. He was 5 of 15 from the field and 10 of 13 from the free throw line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PHX
    SAC
    Points 96 102
    FGM-FGA 36-87 (.414) 35-86 (.407)
    3PM-3PA 7-22 (.318) 6-20 (.300)
    FTM-FTA 17-26 (.654) 26-34 (.765)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 16-47 16-51
    Assists 24 24
    Turnovers 17 17
    Steals 6 9
    Blocks 6 7
    Fast Break Points 14 27
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (1/0) 25 (0/0)

    Top Performers

    Phoenix
    Sacramento
    Michael Beasley Beasley
    Points: 14
    Reb: 3
    Ast: 5
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0
    DeMarcus Cousins Cousins
    Points: 21
    Reb: 9
    Ast: 1
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0