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.
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 just 25 games a year ago.
Goodwin, a rookie guard from Kentucky with little playing time this season, made a jumper to put the Suns ahead for good with 3:49 left in the game. He was solid all game, hitting all four shots in the fourth quarter and finishing 11 of 13 overall.
"It was good. I fed off my teammates," said Goodwin, who averaged 3.7 points in 52 games. "They put me in great positions for me to score. I got a couple of good steals, couple of offensive rebounds, so everything was just going my way tonight."