Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 1/15/13
Demarcus Cousins had a field day against the Cavaliers skinny, thin, and weak frontcourt. The immensely talented and often troubled center compiled 26 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 blocks as the Cavaliers rallied to cut the lead to three but were unable to break through as they lost to the Kings in Sacramento 124-118 after yielding 69 first half points. Dion Waiters turned in a career-high 33 points on 12-of-18 shooting and helped propel the bench to 50 points. Kyrie Irving struggled with just a 6-for-19 shooting night for 15 points and had two turnovers on back-to-back possessions late that turned into breakaway hoops that iced the game. Tristan Thompson and C.J. Miles added 17 points apiece. The 9-31 Cavaliers have now lost three straight and next play on Wednesday in Portland.   Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Kyrie Irving G 36:28 6-19 0-2 3-4 -3 0 1 4 6 3 0 2 2 15 C.J. Miles G 20:40 7-14 3-6 0-0 -7 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 17 Tyler Zeller C 34:18 3-7 0-0 7-8 -10 5 6 0 0 1 4 1 4 13 Tristan Thompson F 37:37 7-14 0-0 3-4 -2 8 15 4 1 0 0 2 5 17 Alonzo Gee F 31:30 2-3 1-1 1-2 -3 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 6 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 44-92 8-16 22-30 19 38 18 10 6 5 7 24 118 Percentages .478 .500 .733 Team Rebounds: 9 Dion Waiters 29:11 12-18 3-3 6-8 -5 1 2 5 0 0 0 1 2 33 Luke Walton 16:22 2-8 1-3 0-2 -4 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 5 Shaun Livingston 15:01 1-3 0-0 0-0 +2 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 Omri Casspi 11:10 4-5 0-1 2-2 -2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 Kevin Jones 7:43 0-1 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Daniel Gibson DNP – Coach’s Decision Jon Leuer DNP – Coach’s Decision Jeremy Pargo DNP – Coach’s Decision Anderson Varejao DNP – Inactive Sacramento Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Isaiah Thomas G 31:22 2-8 0-3 2-2 -2 0 2 6 1 1 0 1 3 6 Tyreke Evans G 25:13 6-6 2-2 4-4 +3 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 18 DeMarcus Cousins C 31:52 7-14 0-0 12-12 +2 3 14 6 3 2 3 0 5 26 John Salmons F 32:23 5-12 1-4 3-4 -6 2 2 4 0 2 1 0 2 14 Jason Thompson F 22:00 2-9 0-0 2-2 -5 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 6 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 43-84 9-19 29-33 16 40 24 11 8 7 5 28 124 Percentages .512 .474 .879 Team Rebounds: 14 Marcus Thornton 29:30 8-14 3-6 1-2 +4 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 2 20 Thomas Robinson 27:54 6-10 0-0 0-0 +8 4 7 2 0 0 1 2 3 12 Chuck Hayes 14:14 1-2 0-0 2-4 +7 3 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 4 Jimmer Fredette 13:38 5-8 3-4 3-3 +7 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 3 16 Francisco Garcia 11:54 1-1 0-0 0-0 +12 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 Aaron Brooks DNP – Coach’s Decision Tyler Honeycutt DNP – Inactive James Johnson DNP – Coach’s Decision Travis Outlaw DNP – Coach’s Decision +/-: Team net points while player in game TO: Turnovers PF: Personal Fouls BS: Blocked Shots BA: Blocks Against  
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