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Kansas City Kings defeat Suns
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Kansas City Kings defeat Suns

1981 (Western Conference semifinals)

The fourth-seeded Kings, 40-42 during the regular season and dealing with injuries to Otis Birdsong (left) and others in the playoffs, were not expected to be much of a match for Truck Robinson, Dennis Johnson and the rest of the top-seeded Suns, who posted the best regular season in franchise history (57-25). But the Kings raced to a 3-1 lead, lost two straight and then pulled out a 95-88 victory in Game 7 to advance to the conference finals, where they were ousted by Houston in five games.

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