They allowed the Kings to shoot 47 percent from the field and only hit 37 percent of their own shots thanks to sluggish ball movement. Sacramento doubled Phoenix up with 12 second-chance points to the Suns' six. The Kings also scored 16 points in transition.
"I would tell you what coach said, but you'd have to do it with a lot of beeps," Scola told Ray, smiling. "I don't think it's going to be good."
Scola was apparently quite vocal to his teammates as well, Gentry told the media.
"Scola said it best," Gentry said in a postgame interview. "We have to play hard for 48 minutes."
Whatever was said at the half spurred a 101-90 Suns victory by way of a third quarter that went 31-14 in favor of Phoenix. Shannon Brown equalled the Kings' scoring output with 14 points of his own in the third quarter, and the Suns flipped the tide in the second half by holding the Kings to 33 percent shooting while knocking down 60 percent of their own buckets.