Sacramento Kings Wednesday game wrap: Kings upset Cavaliers in overtime 116-112

January 25, 2017

NBA, Sacramento Kings

Sacramento Kings’ Anthony Tolliver (43) and Matt Barnes (22) defend Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Cleveland. The Kings won 116-112. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

By: Eric He

After five consecutive losses, the Kings have notched two straight impressive road wins, beating the Cavaliers, 116-112, in overtime on Wednesday after a win over the Pistons on Monday.

Arron Afflalo knocked down the go-ahead jumper with 17 seconds remaining in overtime to put the Kings ahead, and then LeBron James missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer to seal the game for the Kings.

DeMarcus Cousins, who led all scorers with 28 points and 11 rebounds, tied the game at 104-104 with three seconds left in regulation. The Cavaliers led by five in overtime, but the Kings answered back to pull off an improbable upset of the defending champions. The Kings also trailed by 10 in the fourth quarter, rallying late for the win.

Darren Collison added 23 points for the Kings, who are in the midst of an eight-game road trip and looking to right the ship after a string of losses.

Sacramento was also behind by six at halftime.

“This is our first complete full game of the season,” Cousins said. “Anybody who stepped on the floor played some type of part in this win. We battled. We took some hits, but we came back on our own. ”

In a brutal stretch of eight straight away games which has the Kings playing three back-to-backs, Cousins has stepped up with double-doubles in 10 straight games.

The Kings will play the Pacers on Friday to continue their road trip.


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