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Cousins scores 29 points to lead Kings to 3rd straight win, 107-90 over Suns

  • Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, center, is double-teamed by Sacramento Kings' Greivis Vasquez, left, and Isaiah Thomas during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, center, is double-teamed by Sacramento Kings' Greivis Vasquez, left, and Isaiah Thomas during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sacramento KIngs center DeMarcus Cousins, left, goes to the basket against Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat, of Poland, during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Sacramento KIngs center DeMarcus Cousins, left, goes to the basket against Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat, of Poland, during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris, left, grabs a rebound over Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris, left, grabs a rebound over Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points, nine rebounds and six steals to lead the Sacramento Kings to their third straight preseason win, a 107-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.

Cousins had another dominant first half with 23 points and seven rebounds, helping the Kings (3-1) take a 56-50 lead. On Monday in a victory over the Clippers, Cousins had 25 of his 31 points in the opening half.

Jimmer Fredette made five 3-pointers and scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half. Both John Salmons and Greivis Vaquez had 10 points.

Markieff Morris scored 15 points for the Suns (3-2), who opened the preseason with three straight victories. Marcin Gortat and Eric Bledsoe had 12 points apiece and Shannon Brown added 11.