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NBA Game Summary - Cleveland at Sacramento



(Sunday, January 12th)

Final Score: Sacramento 124, Cleveland 80

Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Isaiah Thomas poured in a game-high 26 points and dished out six assists to help lead the Sacramento Kings to a 124-80 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Rudy Gay totaled 20 and DeMarcus Cousins added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who have won three straight. Derrick Williams and Jimmer Fredette both added 13 points for the hosts.

"We've been executing really well on the defensive end," said Sacramento forward Jason Thompson.

C.J. Miles had 14 points and Anderson Varejao had 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Cleveland, which had a two-game win streak snapped. Luol Deng and Earl Clark scored 12 and 11 points, respectively and both added five boards in the lopsided defeat.

The first quarter was very tight as neither team led by more than five points. To go along with the slim margin there were nine lead changes and five ties and the Cavaliers led by two, 32-30, heading into the second quarter.

Gay knocked down an 18-footer a minute into the second quarter to ignite a 19-4 burst for Sacramento. The Kings led 49-39 with 7:04 remaining. After they traded hoops over the last six minutes, Sacramento led 59-50 at the half.

The Kings outscored Cleveland 30-11 in the third quarter, with Thomas and Gay scoring nine points apiece in the quarter.

"We kept trying to get it back offensively instead of trying to get it back defensively," said Cleveland head coach Mike Brown, "and then when our jump shot wasn't falling, we kept taking them instead of trying to get to the rim to see if we could get to the free throw line."

Sacramento led 89-61 at the start of the final 12 minutes and again began a quarter with a run, this time a 27-10 surge. The Kings led 116-70 following the run.

Game Notes

The Kings have won the last three matchups against Cleveland ... Sacramento is 55-53 all-time against the Cavaliers ... Cleveland travels to Los Angeles to face the Lakers on Tuesday ... Sacramento will face the Pacers Tuesday in Indianapolis.

01/12 23:46:15 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR
 
Final
SEA 2
TOR 8
Final
HOU 10
DET 8
Final
BAL 2
MIA 5
Final
CIN 2
CLE 5
Final
OAK 7
TAM 2
Final
ANA 1
BOS 6
Final
MIL 1
ATL 2
Final
NYM 1
PIT 9
Final
PHI 1
WAS 4
Final
MIN 8
CWS 1
Final
STL 6
KAN 1
Final
CHC 3
ARI 4
Final
SDP 11
LOS 3
Final
SFG 2
COL 11
Final
TEX 5
NYY 2
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
COL
CIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
2:10pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
2:20pm Today
WAS
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
4:15pm Today
ARI
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
 
8:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
9:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
 
Final
ATL 111
CLE 114
9:00pm Tonight
GSW
HOU
 
Final
TAM 2
NYR 0
9:00pm Tonight
CHI
ANA
 
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR