Game 29 Preview: Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings

Isaiah Thomas all smiles as the Kings take on the Houston Rockets. (Photo: Jonathan Santiago)


Game time: 7:00 p.m. PDT

Where: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA.

Broadcast Information: KHTK Sports 1140 (Radio), Comcast SportsNet California (Local Television)


Sacramento Kings Probable Starters (12-16)

PG: Darren Collison
SG: Ben McLemore
SF: Rudy Gay
PF: Reggie Evans
C: Jason Thompson

Phoenix Suns Probable Starters (16-14)

PG: Goran Dragic
SG: Eric Bledsoe
SF: P.J. Tucker
PF: Markieff Morris
C: Alex Len


Three things to ponder

1. Slowing the break, part two

After losing to Golden State on Tuesday, the No. 1 club in fast break points per game, Sacramento hosts the No. 2 team in Phoenix. To help avoid getting burnt in consecutive contests, the Kings need to remain wary of the Suns’ 3-ball, which they launch at the second-highest clip in the league.

2. No charity

The Kings must channel their inner Scrooge and shy away from handing the Suns gift points. Phoenix doesn’t get to the free throw line often, but when they do, Eric Bledsoe and company lead the NBA in accuracy (80.1 percent).

3. Isaiah’s revenge?

Isaiah Thomas stumbled in his first match facing the Kings, producing four points on 1-of-4 field goals and four assists in 17 minutes. This will be Thomas’ first game as a visitor at Sleep Train Arena, as if he didn’t have enough motivation to impress.

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About: Rui Thomas

Rui Thomas is a writer and reporter for Cowbell Kingdom. He previously covered the Sacramento Kings and the NBA for Sports Out West. He is published by Sports Illustrated’s Truth and Rumors and Yahoo Sports NFL among others.