Marcus Morris had 20 points and nine rebounds, Isaiah Thomas keyed the decisive run against his former team and the Phoenix Suns outlasted the short-handed Sacramento Kings 115-106 for their fifth straight win.
After coach Bruce Arians on Tuesday named rookie Logan Thomas as the team's starting quarterback, Arizona on Friday said Ryan Lindley will start Sunday against San Francisco. Arians evaluated Thomas in practice for two days and returned to Lindley, who last week made his first start since 2012 and the Cardinals lost 35-6 to Seattle.
The goaltending choice and the penalty-killing unit will be areas to watch when Coyotes return from the Christmas break to take on the Anaheim Ducks.
After losing to Arizona to finish this year and a bad bowl performance last season, the Sun Devils were sure to prepare more seriously for the 2014 Sun Bowl against Duke.
The Coyotes' Keith Yandle joins analyst Tyson Nash in the penalty box for a wide-ranging discussion of on- and off-the-ice topics.