Dragic, Bledsoe lead Suns to 4th straight victory

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 13, 2013 at 11:44 pm •  Published: December 13, 2013
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PHOENIX (AP) — That dynamic double point guard backcourt of the Phoenix Suns might have had its best game yet.

Goran Dragic scored 29 points, Eric Bledsoe had a career-high 28 and the Suns extended their season-high winning streak to four games by beating the Sacramento Kings 116-107 on Friday night.

"Every game is better," Dragic said. "I know what he's going to do, he knows what I'm going to do. We've got a good feeling about each other and that's really tough for opponents."

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek called it "a great tag team."

"Both of those guys trust each other," Hornacek said. "If they don't really have a play and the other guy is in the view, he can get it to him and make a play."

The Suns' Miles Plumlee had two crucial blocks of DeMarcus Cousins' shots and had four emphatic fourth-quarter dunks for 12 points.

"I don't know if the guys in the league know if he can jump," Dragic said of Plumlee, "but we know."

Isaiah Thomas scored 29 for Sacramento. Rudy Gay added 22 in his first game for the Kings since being acquired this week in a trade with Toronto. Cousins had 15 points and 15 rebounds but shot just 5 of 15 and wouldn't talk to reporters afterward.

It was a testy night for the officials, who called five technical fouls.

Gay was on a losing team in Phoenix for the second time in eight days. Toronto lost to the Suns a week earlier.

"That's the thing with trades in the middle of the season," he said. "You have to learn on the fly."

Sacramento coach Michael Malone lamented his team's lack of defense.

"That is two games in a row where we haven't defended anybody," he said. "You look at Bledsoe and Dragic, what they did to us tonight, I am embarrassed by our defense right now. ... I can't go out there and guard. I wish I could."

Phoenix took the lead for good with a 14-0 third-quarter run that started after Plumlee chased down Cousins from behind on a fast break and blocked the layup try hard off the glass.

"I know I'm really fast, I knew I could catch him," Plumlee said. "It's just a matter of timing it up, and it worked out."

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