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Blown Coverages and Composure Were Key In The Suns Loss To The Kings

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The Phoenix Suns just finished a hard-fought game with the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night but fell by a final score of 128-116. This win moves the Kings to 40 wins for the first time since the 2005-2006 season.

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The Suns’ offense was sharp throughout the day minus the fourth quarter and three-point shooting. Their defense on the other hand was something that stood out to head coach Monty Williams in regards to a lot of missed assignments and blown coverages that ultimately cost them the game tonight.

“We had so many ‘my bads’ and blown coverages tonight… We just kept fouling.”

This ultimately resulted in the Kings shooting 48.2% from the floor, 42.9% from three, and shooting 37 free throws while knocking down 31 of them. Another key thing that was taken from the game was the Kings’ bench scoring 65 points. That’s the most the Suns have given up to an opposing team’s bench all season.

The overall consensus of tonight’s game overall was the Suns’ composure tonight and how they let little things dictate the outcome of the game according to head coach Monty Williams.

“The officials and calls not going our way took us out of pocket and there were times where a guy hit a tough shot or a guy scored. We just didn’t have the emotional stamina to just hang in there.”

Suns Have a Close Battle with Kings at Half

The Suns will now look to bounce back against a very hungry Warriors team that just came off a huge win against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Suns have yet to lose to the Warriors this season.

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