By Tony Renteria
Sacramento CA: The Sacramento Kings (2-1) continued the preseason by hosting the Phoenix Suns (3-1) at Sleep Train Arena on Thursday and left with a bruised ego as they lost 107-90
The Kings have turned over a new leaf with a new ownership group and new upbeat defensive mentality from head coach Micheal Malone.
The Kings have been holding their opponent under 90 points per game this preseason.
The Kings led the Suns after a strong first quarter by the score of 25 to 19.
Second year player Hamady Ndiaye supplied some excitement with a strong put back and huge block on the defensive end.
DeMarcus Cousins went PlayStation crazy in the first half with 23 points as the Kings took a 56-50 lead heading into the break. Cousins finished with 29 points on 8-15 shooting from the field. Jimmer Fredette led the Kings with Minutes and added in 23 points on his own.
The Suns were led by Markieff Morris who scored 15 for the visiting team.
There were 11,223 in attendance at Sleep Train Arena.
The Suns Host Oklahoma City on the 22nd and the Kings head to face the Trailblazers up north in Portland on Sunday