Sacramento Kings Close First Season At G1C With Victory Over Suns, Lawson Gets 1st Triple-Double
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Sacramento, Calif. – Ty Lawson had 22 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings in a 129-104 victory over the Phoenix Suns at Golden 1 Center. It was Lawson’s first career triple-double.
Buddy Hield scored a career high 30 points and added six rebounds for the Kings (32-49, 17-24 G1C), who played their last home game of the season in the new facility. Every game this season was a sellout at G1C, which continues a 45 streak that dates back to last season.
Ben McLemore, Georgios Papagiannis and Willie Cauley-Stein contributed 13 points each. Skal Labissiere and Anthony Tolliver had 12 points apiece. The 11 rebounds off the glass for Lawson was also a career high.
The Kings started off on an 11-1 run to start the game. Phoenix closed the gap 13-11, but never got any closer. It is the second game all season that the Kings have had a wire-to-wire victory (New Orleans on Nov. 8, 2016).
Tyler Ulis had 27 points and six assists and Elk Grove product Marquese Chriss had 22 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots for the Suns (24-58, 9-32 road).
The Kings will play their last game of the season against playoff-bound Los Angeles Clippers.
By T. Ray Harvey | PA Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist
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Sacramento Kings fans enjoy the moment at Golden 1 Center on April 11, 2017. Publicity Agents photo art by A. Ray Harvey.
T. Ray (Antonio) Harvey is a Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist for Publicity Agents. Harvey is also the author of The HOMICIDAL HANDYMAN OF OAK PARK: MORRIS SOLOMON JR.