January 2, 2013; Cleveland, OH USA: Cleveland Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller (40) fouls Sacramento Kings small forward John Salmons (5) as he goes up for a shot during the game at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USA TODAY Sports

Kings Hang on in Cleveland for Second Road Win

The Sacramento Kings held on late Wednesday night to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-94. The Kings played a solid all around game tonight as they passed the ball, played tough defense and shot the ball efficiently.

Demarcus Couisns had another great outing for the Kings as he had another double double scoring 18 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. The Kings big man added 6 assists, 2 steals and a blocked shot to go with his double double.

Jason Thompson had a big double as well, leading the kings with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Thompson was a major force in the paint adding 3 blocks to his double double.

Fracisco Garcia had a big fourth quarter, as he had 2 game changing steals and a huge blocked shot in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter. Garcia has been starting in place of the injured Tyreke Evans. Garcia has made the most of his minutes, often providing a spark and the veteran leadership for this young Kings team. Garcia had 14 points, 2 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocked shots.

The Kings have the biggest assist total, but managed to take very good care of the ball as they only turned the ball over 10 times. The Kings also made the best of Anderson Varejao’s absence as they dominated the scoring in the paint 52-36. The Kings attacked the basket from the beginning of the game, and never let up.

The Kings showed the ability to beat a Cleveland team that is far better than it 7-26 record. The Kings earned only their second road win of the season, and will look to start their first road winning streak Friday in Toronto against the Raptors.

Tags: Aaron Brooks Cleveland Cavaliers DeMarcus Cousins Francisco Garcia Jason Thompson Sacramento Kings

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