Marcus Thornton leads Kings past Suns 116-113

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Marcus Thornton scored 24 points and had 11 rebounds for the Sacramento Kings, who won their season-high fourth consecutive game by defeating the Phoenix Suns 116-113 on Tuesday night.

Despite the strong possibility of the team moving to Anaheim next season, the Kings played like a team that was focused only on the present. They are enjoying their best stretch of the season, winning five of six games.

The loss was the third in a row and eighth in 11 games for the Suns, who have watched any hopes of the playoffs practically disappear over this stretch.

The Suns (36-37) are 10th in the conference and trail the eighth-place Memphis Grizzlies by 4 1/2 games with nine games remaining in the regular season.