The Phoenix Suns continue an ultra important four-game homestand against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Phoenix sits three games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference standings for the eighth and final playoff spot. The two teams will play in Phoenix in the homestand finale on Sunday, March 29.
The Suns (38-33) have been “en fuego” as of late as they are winners of their last four games including a pair of victories on a back-to-back against two playoff teams in the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks.
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Sacramento (25-45) has had another tough go of things this year, but DeMarcus Cousins has been a huge bright spot. Cousins enters Wednesday’s contest averaging 23.8 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and 1.5 steals per game. Additionally, he is shooting a career-high 80.2 percent from the free throw line.
The Kings are looking to play the role of spoiler, but the Suns must overcome this as they truly need this victory to stay in the thick of the playoff race.
With Portland and Oklahoma City still on the dock on the homestand, Phoenix must take advantage of having a lowly opponent such as Sacramento and take the win in a “must-win” situation. With only 11 games left in the regular season there is no time to mess around. Every game is a “must-win”.
Sacramento holds a 2-1 lead in the season series. Game one in Phoenix was won by the Kings in double-overtime. Phoenix got revenge on the Kings in their second matchup, this time in Sacramento, and won 115-106. The Kings regained the advantage with a victory at home in early-February when Cousins knocked down a buzzer-beating shot for the victory that hit the rim about 82,838 times before falling.
The Suns will look to even the season series in Downtown Phoenix on Wednesday night. If you can’t make it to the game then here is where you can watch tonight’s game:
Date: March 25, 2015
Teams: Suns & Kings
Tip-Off: 7:00 p.m. MST
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Stadium: US Airways Center
TV Channel: Fox Sports Arizona