Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/2/13
CLEVELAND -- The Sacramento Kings had won just one road game this season. They'd lost 10 of their last 11 games against the Cleveland Cavaliers, including a 1-5 mark at Quicken Loans Arena. Neither of those streaks prevented the Kings from prevailing on Wednesday night over the Cavs, 97-94, at Quicken Loans Arena. Center DeMarcus Cousins powered in 18 points and a game-high 16 rebounds for the Kings (12-20), who are now 2-13 on road and 1-4 vs. the Eastern Conference. Power forward Justin Thompson added a team-high 19 points and 10 rebounds. Guard John Salmons buried a 3-pointer in front of the Cavs' bench with 52.9 seconds remaining, and the Kings never trailed again. The clutch shot handed the Kings a 92-90 advantage. On the Cavs' next possession, guard Kyrie Irving slipped in the lane and turned the ball over with 38.1 seconds left. Irving led all scorers with 22 points, five rebounds and six assists. His 9-foot jumper with 12 seconds left pulled the Cavs (7-26) within ...
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