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The Phoenix Suns spoil the Sacramento Kings’ late comeback attempt, 112-110

The Phoenix Suns spoil the Sacramento Kings’ late comeback attempt, 112-110

Sunday, December 29, 2019

 

The Sacramento Kings are in danger of reaching their longest losing streak this season as they try to avoid a sixth straight loss.  They will hope to do that as they host the Phoenix Suns tonight at the Golden 1 Center.  The Suns, on the other hand, are dealing with struggles of their own as they are trying to end an eight-game losing streak.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY:

The Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings have battled each other a grand total of 251 times in the past as the Kings won 105 games while the Suns went on to achieve 146 victories.

INACTIVES:

Phoenix Suns:

-Deandre Ayton (ankle; 18.0 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 54.5 FG%)
-Ty Jerome (coach’s decision; 4.2 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 2.2 APG, 32.7 FG%, 30.0 3P%)
-Tyler Johnson (coach’s decision; 6.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 38.2 FG%, 31.1 3P%)
-Jalen Lecque (G-League)
-Jared Harper (G-League; 0.0 PPG, 0.0 RPG, 0.0 APG, 0.0 FG%, 0.0 3P%)

Sacramento Kings:

-Marvin Bagley (foot; 13.7 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 0.7 APG, 45.9 FG%, 21.4 3P%)
-De’Aaron Fox (back; 17.6 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 6.4 APG, 46.5 FG%, 33.3 3P%)
-Trever Ariza (coach’s decision; 5.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.3 APG, 37.4 FG%, 34.5 3P%)
-Dewayne Dedmon (coach’s decision; 4.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 0.3 APG, 41.9 FG%, 22.9 3P%)
-Harry Giles (coach’s decision; 3.4 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 0.7 APG, 44.0 FG%)
-Caleb Swanigan (coach’s decision; 0.6 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 0.0 APG, 50.0 FG%)
-Kyle Guy (G-League)
-DaQuan Jeffries (G-League; 1.0 PPG, 0.5 RPG, 0.5 APG, 100.0 FG%)

GAMETIME:

The Suns would have control of the game in the first half as they shot fifty-seven percent from the field while the Kings shot forty-four percent.  Kelly Oubre chalked up 15 points while grabbing ten rebounds, dished off 2 assists, and committed 2 steals.  He also had a three-pointer while Devin Booker helped out with 14 points, a rebound, five assists, and one steal.

Former Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio had nine points which included a three-pointer in the second period.  Aron Baynes contributed with four points as he shot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field.  Mikal Bridges played the most minutes off the bench but only scored nine points.

On the other end of the floor, Cory Joseph had ten points on fifty-five percent shooting.  Harrison Barnes and Buddy Hield both had eight points each while Hield recorded two rebounds, two assists, and a block.  Richaun Holmes and Nemanja Bjelica combined for 12 points.  Bogdan Bogdanovic played 13 minutes off the bench but only had eight points while the Phoenix team went into halftime with a 59 to 49 advantage.

The Kings would attempt a comeback in the second half as they went on a 61-53 run, shooting fifty-three percent from the field.  During that run, Hield scored 15 points while hitting two three-pointers in the process.  Barnes helped out with 13 points as he grabbed 5 rebounds and dished off one assist.  Bogdanovic played the most minutes off the bench as he dropped 14 points.

As for the visitors, Booker added 18 more points to his scoring total while Oubre had five points, six rebounds, and three assists.  Mikal Bridges scored two points off the bench but the Suns were still able to come away with a 112-110 victory.  Devin Booker finished the game with 32 points, 3 rebounds, a season-high-tying 10 assists, and a season-high-tying 2 steals while Buddy Hield settled for 23 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and one block.

So…what’s next?

The Phoenix Suns will travel to Oregon to take on Damian Lillard (26.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 7.5 APG, 44.3 FG%, 35.8 3P%) and the Portland Trail Blazers (14-18) on Monday at 10:00 p.m.  This will mark the second of four times that these two ball clubs will meet up this season.  The last time they played each other was on December 16 when the Trail Blazers pulled away with a 111-110 win.  C.J. McCollum finished that game with 30 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, one steal, and a block while Kelly Oubre had 24 points, 2 assists, 3 steals, and one block.

The Sacramento Kings will head to Colorado to fight Nikola Jokic (17.6 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 6.8 APG, 48.5 FG%, 30.6 3P%) and the Denver Nuggets (21-9) on Sunday at 8:00 p.m.  It will be the third of four times that these two teams will play each other this season.  November 30 was the last time they saw each other as the Nuggets fell to the Kings, 100-97.  During that game, Harrison Barnes scored 30 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, dished off one assist, and committed 2 steals while Gary Harris settled for 25 points, 3 rebounds, one assist 3 steals, and 2 blocks.

The Washington Wizards defeat the Boston Celtics, tying the series 2-2

The Washington Wizards defeat the Boston Celtics, tying the series 2-2

Tonight marked the fourth game between the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics in their playoff series.  This series has been a chippy one as Wizards’ Kelly Oubre Jr. has been suspended for one game due to an altercation with Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk in Game 3.  The first game would be a victory for the Boston Celtics as they defeat the Washington Wizards with a 123-111 score.  In that game, Isaiah Thomas would score thirty-three points, pull down one rebound and dish off nine assists.  Bradley Beal would finish with twenty-seven points, one rebound and four assists.  The Celtics would also win the second game as they pull away with a 129 to 119 overtime score.  Isaiah Thomas would chalk up a career-high fifty-three points, four rebounds and four assists.  John Wall would settle for forty points, three rebounds and thirteen assists.  The Washington team would bounce back as they hand the Celtics a 116-89 blowout loss in Game 3.  In that game, John Wall would score twenty-four points, grab one rebound and give out eight assists.  Al Horford put up sixteen points, two rebounds and three assists.  The Wizards would look to tie the series up tonight as they face the Boston Celtics in the Verizon Center.

The first quarter would be held tight as the Boston team shoots forty-two percent from the field, while the Wizards would shoot forty-one percent.  Isaiah Thomas would put up nine points, earning all of them from behind the three-point line.  Jae Crowder would contribute with four points and five defensive rebounds.  Avery Bradley and bench player, Marcus Smart, would both knock down one three-pointer each while Horford would be limited to two points and four assists.  As for the Nation’s Capital’s team, Otto Porter Jr. would get hot for ten points which would include one three-pointer.  Bradley Beal would collect six points but it was the Boston team that ended the first quarter with a 24-20 lead.  The Wizards would spark a 28 to 24 run in the second quarter as John Wall would light hardwood up with fourteen points, knocking down two three-pointers in the process.  Poland-native, Marcin Gortat, would shoot sixty-seven percent from the field as he receives only four points in return.  As for the Celtics, Thomas would chalk up eight points, which would contain two three-pointers.  Horford would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as he accepts seven points, three of those coming from behind the arc.  Olynyk would also earn seven points as both team would go in halftime with a tied game, 48 a piece.

The D.C. team would go a huge 42 to 20 run in the third quarter as John Wall would add thirteen more points to his scoring total.  Beal would chalk up eleven points, which would contain one three-pointer.  Former Phoenix Suns power forward, Markieff Morris, would put up ten points as he shoots a perfect one-hundred percent from the field.  He would earn six of those points from behind the arc and the other four from the free-throw line.  Wall would dish off five assists and the crash the board for two defensive rebounds.  Bradley Beal would grab three defensive rebounds while Morris would pull down four rebounds, along with four assists.  As for the other team, Marcus Smart would knock down a three-pointer, along with three free-throws to earn himself six points.  Amir Johnson would hit a three-pointer and two free-throws but it was the Washington Wizards who walk into the last quarter with a threatening 90-68 advantage.  The Celtics would try to cut into the huge deficit as Terry Rozier comes off the bench to go off for thirteen points.  He would also grab five rebounds but it was the Wizards who would finish things off as Bojan Bogdanovic comes off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, earning himself eleven points.  He would knock down a three-pointer in the process as the Wizards defeat the Boston Celtics, 121-102, tying the series up at 2-2.  Bradley Beal would finish the game with twenty-nine points and four rebounds.  Isaiah Thomas finished with nineteen points, one rebound and five assists.