Both teams have plenty of young talent, but there are two reasons why one has won 10 of its last 11 while the other has now lost nine in a row.
One, Phoenix has Chris Paul.
Sacramento doesn't have a veteran leader.
Two, the Suns have learned how to play with poise, execution and extra efforts down the stretch of close games and the Kings continue to make mistakes and lack discipline in those crucial moments.
As a result, the Suns are playoff bound for the first time in a decade while the Kings continue to search for answers in trying to make their way into the play-in tournament.