Marcus Thornton leads Kings past Suns 116-113Posted: Updated:
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.