3rd Quarter Report

The Kings have overcome an early deficit to take the lead back in this one. They have jumped out to a 85-78 lead against the Suns.

The Kings came into the matchup with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Phoenix Suns @ Sacramento Kings

Current Records: Phoenix 47-33, Sacramento 45-35

How To Watch

  • When: Friday, April 12, 2024 at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Golden 1 Center -- Sacramento, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $63.63

What to Know

The Kings will be in front of their home fans on Friday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. Having just played yesterday, they will get right back to it and host the Phoenix Suns at 10:30 p.m. ET at Golden 1 Center. The Kings and the Suns are at an even 5-5 over their past ten head-to-heads.

The point spread may have favored the Kings on Thursday, but the final result did not. They fell 135-123 to the Pelicans. Sacramento has not had much luck with New Orleans recently, as the team's come up short the last four times they've met.

Despite their loss, the Kings saw several players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. De'Aaron Fox, who scored 33 points along with eight assists and five rebounds, was perhaps the best of all. The team also got some help courtesy of Harrison Barnes, who scored 22 points along with five rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Suns didn't have too much trouble with the Clippers on the road on Wednesday as they won 124-108.

Devin Booker got back to being his usual excellent self, as he scored 37 points. His performance made up for a slower game against the Clippers on Tuesday.

Sacramento's defeat dropped their record down to 45-35. As for Phoenix, their win bumped their record up to 47-33.

While only the Suns took care of their fans the last time they played, neither team managed to cover. As for their next game, the Suns are the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by five points. This contest will be their sixth straight as the favorites (so far over this stretch they are 3-2 against the spread).

The Kings came up short against the Suns in their previous matchup back in February, falling 130-125. Will the Kings have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Phoenix is a 5-point favorite against Sacramento, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Suns, as the game opened with the Suns as a 2.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 225.5 points.

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Series History

Sacramento and Phoenix both have 5 wins in their last 10 games.

  • Feb 13, 2024 - Phoenix 130 vs. Sacramento 125
  • Jan 16, 2024 - Phoenix 119 vs. Sacramento 117
  • Dec 22, 2023 - Sacramento 120 vs. Phoenix 105
  • Dec 08, 2023 - Sacramento 114 vs. Phoenix 106
  • Mar 24, 2023 - Sacramento 135 vs. Phoenix 127
  • Mar 11, 2023 - Sacramento 128 vs. Phoenix 119
  • Feb 14, 2023 - Phoenix 120 vs. Sacramento 109
  • Nov 28, 2022 - Phoenix 122 vs. Sacramento 117
  • Apr 10, 2022 - Sacramento 116 vs. Phoenix 109
  • Mar 20, 2022 - Phoenix 127 vs. Sacramento 124