PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 11: P.J. Tucker #17 of the Phoenix Suns goes to the basket against Rudy Gay #8 of the Sacramento Kings on April 11, 2016 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX (AP) Seth Curry had 20 points and tripled his previous career best with 15 assists and the depleted Sacramento Kings beat the Phoenix Suns 105-101 on Monday night.
Curry, Stephen's brother, played 39 minutes – the most of his NBA career – while the Kings left three of their top players home for ''rest'' – DeMarcus Cousins, Darren Collison and Rajon Rondo. Curry topped his previous career best of five assists.
Kosta Koufos added 19 points for Sacramento. Mirza Teletovic led Phoenix with 26 points. Devin Booker added 22, 18 in the second half when the Suns sliced Sacramento's 17-point lead to two.
The loss left Phoenix (22-59) a game behind better than Brooklyn (21-60) in the competition for the fourth- and third-worst record in the league.