March 15, 2017, 9:53 pm
The Kings won their second straight game Wednesday night, beating the Phoenix Suns 107-101. This was the team’s first road win since the All-Star break.
The Suns started out the game in control, leading by 10 points at one point in the second quarter, but a late surge before halftime brought the team to within a point. A late push led by Skal Labissiere helped give the team the lead early in the fourth quarter, and some poor execution from the Suns late in the game sealed the win.
- Skal Labissiere finished with a team-high in points, scoring from all over the court and even getting to the free throw line quite a bit. Labissiere did a lot of his damage in the fourth quarter, giving the team the lead early and scoring 32 points in the game. Labissiere looks like he might be on of the best scorers on the team, and appears to have a very bright future.
- Willie Cauley-Stein continues to show major improvements offensively, and is becoming a very effective playmaker for the team. He dished out five assists in the game, and appeared to be much more comfortable handling the ball than usual. Cauley-Stein also recorded four blocks and four steals, and has been showing some impressive two-way potential in recent weeks.
The win moves the Kings ahead of the Pelicans in the standing, giving them the 12th spot in the conference. The Kings will now have two days off before returning to action Saturday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.