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Suns beat Kings despite Cousins' 41 points

Six Suns finished in double figures, including Marcin Gortat, who finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lift Phoenix to a 109-100 victory over the Kings at Power Balance Pavilion on Tuesday.

Steve Nash scored 18 points and handed out 12 assists, Michael Redd added 16 points off the bench, and Jared Dudley and Channing Frye netted 15 points apiece for the Suns, who have won two straight.

The Suns are now 1 1/2 games behind the idle Houston Rockets for eighth in the West and pulled to within a half-game of the ninth-place Utah Jazz, who Phoenix will visit on Wednesday.

DeMarcus Cousins poured in a career-high 41 points to go with 12 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points and dished out seven assists, but the Kings fell for the second time in three games.