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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings 104-99 Wednesday night in the season finale for both teams. The Suns outscored the Kings 33-25 in the fourth quarter to snap a three-game losing streak. Goodwin, a rookie guard with little playing time this season, made a jumper to put the Suns ahead for good with 3:49 left in the game. Marcus Morris had 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for the Suns. Twin Markieff Morris scored 15 points and Gerald Green 12. Phoenix played without guard Goran Dragic (sore left ankle), who led the Suns in scoring and assists. Ben McLemore had 31 points and five assists, both career highs, for the Kings, who lost for the sixth time in seven games while playing starters Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas limited minutes. Travis Outlaw had 15 points and Ray McCallum 13. It was a disappointing season for the Suns (48-34), who missed the playoffs despite a dramatic turnaround under rookie coach Jeff Hornacek after winning 25 games a year ago. Only the Suns and Golden State (2007-08) have won 48 games and failed to make the playoffs since the NBA went to the 16-team playoff format. After winning nine of 11 and moving into seventh last week in the Western Conference, the Suns dropped three straight games in a four-night span. The Memphis Grizzlies clinched the last available playoff berth Monday night in Phoenix, eliminating the Suns with a 97-91 victory. Sacramento was without leading scorer and rebounder DeMarcus Cousins. He was called for a technical foul in Sundays victory over Minnesota and drew an automatic one-game suspension for getting his 16th technical foul of the season. It was another lacklustre season for the Kings (28-53), who matched their win total from last year and failed to make the playoffs for an eighth straight season. Goodwin converted on three-point play to give the Suns a 92-87 lead midway through the fourth quarter. After the Kings tied the score, Goodwin made a layup and a 3, putting Phoenix ahead 99-94. The Kings shared the ball and shot 50 per cent in the third quarter to take a 74-71 lead into the fourth. McLemore, who has experienced a difficult first season, surpassed his previous career-high of 18 points when he hit a 3 at the 10-minute mark in the third quarter. NOTES: Former Kings standout Mitch Richmond was honoured at halftime for his recent induction into the Hall of Fame. . Before the game, Gay accepted the Oscar Robertson Triple-Double Award, which is presented to the Kings player who best exemplifies winning characteristics as both a player and an active community member. . The award was presented by Robertson, a Hall of Fame player who played for the franchise when it was the Cincinnati Royals. . Channing Frye became the first Suns player to start all 82 regular-season games since Amare Stoudemire did it in 2009-10. Joe Perry Jersey .Morse gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $7 million next season and $8 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Wednesday. Bruce Armstrong Jersey . The R&A announced Monday that golfs oldest championship will return to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the first time since Max Faulkner won in 1951. http://www.custompatriotsjersey.com/cust...-861f.html . Prado stuck his glove down with Colorados Charlie Blackmon sliding into the bag, and quickly jumped back in pain after applying the tag. Prado held his left wrist as trainers came out of the Diamondbacks dugout to check him. Terrell Owens Jersey . Calgary finished atop the CFL standings with a 14-4 record and earned the right to host the West Division final at McMahon Stadium on Nov. Norm Standlee Jersey .com) - The Milwaukee Bucks will try to get another win on this homestand Thursday night when they welcome the Utah Jazz to the Bradley Center.CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Goran Dragic said he hates to miss any game.He said the angst is even worse when his team is in the midst of a losing streak.Reserve Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points, Dragic returned from a two-game hiatus due to a strained back and had 20, and the Phoenix Suns snapped a six-game skid with a 111-106 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.Tonight was an important win for us, said a relieved Dragic. We were close in some games, but you start doubting yourself.Dragic played 38 minutes in his first physical activity in four days. He said by the fourth quarter he could barely feel his legs.Its a good thing the Suns had Thomas to help carry the load down the stretch with Dragic dragging and Markieff Morris out of the game after being ejected in the third quarter for arguing with officials.Thomas registered his eighth 20-point game of the season, shooting 7 of 13 from the field as Phoenix erased a 17-point, first-half deficit. Thomas had 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting in the fourth quarter.The Suns outscored the Hornets 10-2 in the final 2 1/2 minutes.We got stops, Thomas said. That was the name of the game. We were down the whole game but stuck to it and got some key stops toward the end.Gerald Green had 16 points off the bench and Eric Bledsoe chipped in with 15 for the Suns.Its tough when youve lost six in a row and you get down (by 17 points), Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. Thats an easy time to just quit and say, Here we go — number seven. But our guys didnt quit.Al Jefferson had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte, which has lost four straight. Kemba Walker scored 27 points before going cold in the final three minutes.Charlotte led most of the game but the Suns battled back to take the lead at 105-104 with 1:31 left when Dragic stole the ball from Gary Neal, resulting in an uncontested layup by Bledsoe on the other end.dddddddddddd Thomas hit a 17-footer pushing the lead to 3.Jefferson answered with a jumper, but Thomas made two free throws to push the lead back to three.The Hornets had a chance to tie down the stretch, but Neal missed an awkward 3-pointer from the top of the key with Dragics hand in his face with 6 seconds left. P.J. Tucker sealed the win with two free throws.Tonight I just thought we had bad execution down the stretch. You have to make plays, Walker said. It was bad decisions, bad turnovers and forcing shots at the end of the shot clock. It cost us.Jefferson had 18 points on 8 of 10 shooting in the first quarter.Hornacek moved Tucker on Jefferson and he helped hold Charlottes centre scoreless in the second quarter by fronting him in the post and denying Big Al the ball.With Al, you cant let him touch it down there, Tucker said. I dont care how big you are or strong you are, he can score.Hornets guard Lance Stephenson was taken to the locker room midway through the third quarter after sustaining a groin contusion following a driving left-handed layup. He returned for about three minutes in the fourth quarter game before being removed down the stretch by coach Steve Clifford.___TIP-INSSuns: Phoenixs losing streak was its longest since a 10-game skid that started in March of 2013.Hornets: Charlotte fell to 1-11 against Western Conference teams.SHORTER PRESEASONNBA Commissioner Adam Silver said before the game that the league is considering lightening the load from back-to-back games by shortening the preseason and starting the regular season earlier.UP NEXTSuns: At New York on Saturday.Hornets: At Philadelphia on Friday night. ' ' '
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