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Wednesday, November 21st (All times eastern)

Sacramento Kings (4-7) at Phoenix Suns (9-2), 9 p.m.

(Sports Network) - Pacific Division rivals wrap up a home-and-home set, as the red-hot Phoenix Suns welcome the Sacramento Kings tonight to US Airways Center.

On Tuesday, Amare Stoudemire swatted John Salmons' potential game-winning three-pointer just before the buzzer, as Phoenix slipped past Sacramento, 100-98, at ARCO Arena. Stoudemire recorded a double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds in the win.

Leandro Barbosa added 22 points and Steve Nash scored 14 points and dished out 12 assists in the win for Phoenix, which has won six in a row. Grant Hill added 19 points, as the Suns improved to 5-1 on the road this season.

Ron Artest scored a game-high 33 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, while Kevin Martin struggled from the floor but and ended with 15 points for the Kings, who had their brief two-game winning streak halted.

Phoenix is 3-1 at home this season. The Suns are scheduled to host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday at US Airways Center.

The Kings are 0-5 on the road this season. Sacramento will visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday at the Rose Garden.

Sacramento has lost three straight and five of its last seven at Phoenix.

On the injury front for Phoenix, guard Raja Bell (sprained right ankle) is questionable for Wednesday. Bell has missed two straight games and four overall this season, while averaging 9.9 points and 4.1 rebounds.

11/21 10:44:46 ET


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