Jan 12, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings power forward Jason Thompson (34) blocks the shot by Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard C.J. Miles (0) during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Docket 2/11: Kings Visit Cleveland Needing A Win On Road Trip


The Sacramento Kings have dropped to the bottom of the Western Conference in part because of their 6-18 record away from Sleep Train Arena.

The Kings in the midst of a four-game Eastern swing before the All-Star break and the third game of that trip is Tuesday night in Cleveland.

Sacramento has slumped of late, winning just twice in its last 10 games and injuries have taken a toll. DeMarcus Cousins missed six games during that stretch and Rudy Gay has missed four of the last 10.

The Kings’ biggest problem is on the defensive end, where they rank 27th in the NBA in efficiency, allowing 106.3 points per 100 possessions.

THE GAME: Sacramento Kings (17-34) at Cleveland Cavaliers (18-33), 4 p.m.
LAST MEETING:
Jan. 12, 2014, at Sleep Train Arena. Kings 124, Cavaliers 80: The Kings delivered what was, at the time, the most lopsided beating of the season, holding the Cavs to just 48 points over the final three quarters and outscoring Cleveland 65-30 in the second half. Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 16 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes. It tied for the third largest margin of victory in franchise history, matching a 146-102 win for the Kansas City Kings over the Nuggets on Dec. 22, 1982. The franchise record is 58 points, set in a 139-81 win over Dallas on Dec. 29, 1992.

ALL-TIME: Cavaliers lead series 33-21 (since Kings moved to Sacramento in 1985)
CURRENT STREAK: Kings have won last three meetings

Wednesday Lookahead
NBA
Kings at New York, 4:30 p.m.
Miami at Warriors, 7:30 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Stanford at Washington, 6 p.m.
Air Force at San Jose State, 7 p.m.
Cal at Washington State, 8 p.m.

 

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