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Phoenix Suns hit 40 wins for first time since 2013-14 in win over slumping Sacramento Kings

Both teams have plenty of young talent, but there are two reasons why one has won 11 of its last 12 while the other now has lost nine in a row.

One, Phoenix has Chris Paul.

Sacramento doesn't have a leader like the 16-year veteran and 11-time All-Star.

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 while trying to make their way into the play-in tournament.