Suns games have featured some of the NBA’s better players at the tops of their games this season. They just all have been from the opposing teams, save for the last sight of Goran Dragic on his spectacular Sunday night. When DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 consecutive Kings points over a stretch of 4:27 at Phoenix on Thursday night, he was on his way to a 34-point, 14-rebound game that could add him or Sacramento teammate Isaiah Thomas (23 points and eight assists in Thursday’s Kings win) to an ignominious Suns list. Facing the Suns has helped opposing players win conference Player of the Week honors 11 times this season. The Suns have been prone to surrendering the big individual game. Thirty opposing players have scored 25 points or more against the Suns, including 13 performances of at least 30 points. Going without center Marcin Gortat and Jermaine O’Neal against Cousins, the Suns allowed the Kings center to make 12 of 16 shots and score 34 without playing the fourth quarter. During this five-game losing streak, the Suns have allowed 50.6 percent shooting.
DeMarcus Cousins latest to scorch Phoenix Suns
Arizona Republic | Mar 30