Cavaliers (9-30) at Kings (13-24) - Game #40

Cavs aim to right ship in what could potentially be final game ever at Sacramento.


As far as this season goes, the Cavaliers are a mystery from night to night and not a team you can pick to win. When they put four quarters together, they’re actually pretty enjoyable and have a chance against anyone. But that happens about twice a month. Otherwise, they need to rely on their opponent not playing well. Tonight, they’re playing a similar team in the Kings -- young, talented, maddening. The Cavs have lost two straight and the Kings four.

Venue: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, Calif.

TV/Radio: 9:30 p.m. EST, FOX Sports Ohio/WTAM

All-Time Series: Tied, 53-53.



C Tyler Zeller

PF Tristan Thompson

SF Alonzo Gee

SG CJ Miles

PG Kyrie Irving


C DeMarcus Cousins

PF Jason Thompson

SF John Salmons

SG Francisco Garcia

PG Isaiah Thomas

Pregame notes:

• This appears to be the Cavs’ final game in Sacramento, as the Kings are preparing for an ownership change and move to Seattle.

• Tyreke Evans didn’t play in the Kings’ win in Cleveland on Jan. 2. He likely will tonight, and possibly even start in place of Garcia. Basically, the hits just keep on coming for the Cavs.

• Aaron Brooks (flu) is questionable for the Kings. Brooks turns 28 today.

• This is the Cavs’ 13th back-to-back of the season. They haven’t fared well on second nights. (Or too many firsts, for that matter.)

• Kings rookie forward Thomas Robinson has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in each of the last three games.

• The Kings are 11-3 when leading at half, but just 2-22 when trailing (and 1-22 when trailing after three quarters).