Second-half struggles lead to Cavs’ 129-110 loss to Kings
Buddy Hield added 25 points for the Kings, who led by as many as 25 after the game was tied at 66 at halftime. Marvin Bagley III scored 17 points on 8-for-9 shooting after missing two games due to back spasms.
Fox and Hield each hit two 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the third quarter, helping Sacramento open an 84-73 lead.
The trade is pending league approval, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the teams have not yet had the mandatory conference call with NBA officials.
Cleveland became more short-handed when guard Rodney Hood injured his right foot and didn’t play in the second half.
The Kings (13-11) have won three straight, including the first two on their four-game trip.
Sacramento came out with a hot first quarter for the second straight game. Cavaliers coach Larry Drew used a timeout 86 seconds into the game after the Kings hit their first three shots and led 7-2. Sacramento made 17 of 26 shots in the period.
Sacramento outscored Phoenix 36-9 in the opening quarter Tuesday.
The Cavaliers (5-20) regrouped in the second quarter. Sexton scored 14 points and Clarkson’s 3-pointer at the buzzer tied the game.
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Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 15 points, and Nemanja Bjelica had 13. … G Iman Shumpert spent four seasons with the Cavaliers, including their 2016 NBA championship year. He scored six points in 23 minutes. “Shump gives you a guy to put on somebody (defensively), and he fights like crazy and leads with his attitude on and off the court,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said.
Cavaliers: Alec Burks scored 22 points off the bench. … Hill’s absence caused Drew to juggle his starting lineup. Hood was moved from small forward to shooting guard. Cedi Osman moved to small forward while Larry Nance Jr. started at power forward. Burks was the shooting guard in the third quarter after Hood was injured.
Kings: Visit Indiana on Saturday.
Cavaliers: Host Washington on Saturday.
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