Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Sacramento Kings (SAC) vs Phoenix Suns (PHX) on April 16, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Deandre Ayton tallied 26 points and 11 rebounds and won their 10th straight home game by beating the Sacramento Kings.
Within the fourth quarter, the game remained close. But, the home team gradually went ahead against the opposing team.
Devin Booker ended the matchup with 23 points and had 4 assists. One of those assists was a lob to Ayton for a forceful slam dunk to extend the lead to 110-104. After a couple of sequences, the Phoenix’s lead grew even larger because of another bucket from Ayton.
The veteran point guard, Chris Paul, who always plays as a facilitator, scored 13 points and dished out 11 dimes on 6-12 shooting for his team.
Fox and Hield were the key players in today’s game.
Fox had 27 points and 8 assists while Hield added 24 points and 4 rebounds. Additionally, Hield knocked down 5 three-point makes.
Wright, who came out of the bench finished with 16 points.
Overall, the Kings’ efforts were remarkable, but it was not enough to beat the second overall seed of the western conference.
The Sacramento Kings and the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently sharing an 8-game losing streak.
The Suns advance to 39-15 while the Kings drop down to 22-23.
Kings vs Suns
28-33; 37-34; 29-28; 20-27
Suns (122) – Ayton 26, Booker 23, Bridges 13, Paul 13, Carter 13
Kings (114) – Fox 27, Hield 24, Wright 16, Barnes 14, Haliburton 12