PHOENIX (AP) — Donte Greene scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings, playing without DeMarcus Cousins, ended a five-game losing streak with a 113-108 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.
Carl Landry added 20 points for the Kings, all but two in the second half. Samuel Dalembert, starting in place of Cousins, had 18 points and 15 rebounds.
Steve Nash had 22 points and 18 assists but the Suns lost for just the second time in eight games.
The rookie Cousins, averaging just under 14 points a game, did not make the trip because of an altercation in the locker room with Greene after the Kings’ 99-97 home loss to Oklahoma City on Saturday night.
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