DeMarcus Cousins rattled in a buzzer-beating game-winner to lift the Kings to an 85-83 home win over the Suns on Sunday.

By Ben Golliver
February 08, 2015

DeMarcus Cousins rattled in a buzzer-beating game-winner to lift the Kings to an 85-83 home win over the Suns on Sunday.

With 2.5 seconds on the clock and the score tied at 83, Sacramento inbounded from the right sideline. After a series of screens, Cousins came open and received the ball at the top of the key. Using one dribble to his left and an up-fake, Cousins faked Markieff Morris off of his feet and stepped into an open look at an 18-foot jumper. Cousins' shot hit off the back iron, bounced high in the air, glanced off the glass, hit the rim three more times and finally went through the net for the victory.

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Sunday's result was just the latest in a series of heart-breaking defeats for the Suns this season.  Phoenix has now lost on game-winners by Cousins, Blake GriffinKhris MiddletonJames Harden and Jeff Green and is stuck clinging to a one-game lead over New Orleans for the West's eighth playoff seed.

Cousins, who will play in his first All-Star Game next Sunday, tallied a game-high 28 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks. Ben McLemore added 13 points and two assists.

Former Kings guard Isaiah Thomas led the Suns with 26 points and five assists. Goran Dragic added 13 points, five assists and three steals.

VIDEO: Highlights of Cousins' night, Kings' 85-83 win against the Suns

Sacramento improved to 18-32. Phoenix dropped to 29-24. 

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