Cleveland Cavaliers: Four things we learned vs the Sacramento Kings

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The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped Friday night’s game 129-110 to the Sacramento Kings.

The Cleveland Cavaliers started out slow as they fell behind by 15 points early due to a hot start from Sacramento Kings’ second-year point guard De’Aaron Fox and company. Cleveland didn’t give up and fought back to take a brief lead in the second quarter and went to halftime tied.

The second half was a completely different story. The game got away from the Cavs quickly in the third quarter and they were completely steamrolled in the closing quarter. Cleveland couldn’t stop the bleeding as they were outscored by 29 points in the second half.

The aforementioned Fox led the way for the new-look Kings, who were doing what they do best this season, as they were pushing the ball as much as possible and getting easy points in the paint on too many occasions.

The speedy Fox led the way with an efficient 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting with 12 assists and had a game-high plus-minus of plus-31, per ESPN. Kings’ leading scorer, Buddy Hield, also contributed 25 points, including five-of-eight shooting from three-point land.

Jordan Clarkson led the scoring for the Cleveland Cavaliers as he finished with 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting. Collin Sexton had a solid scoring night as well as he put up 23 points on nine-of-16 shooting with two assists.

Cleveland was forced to play most of this game without one of their best scorers as Rodney Hood exited the game in the second quarter with a reported foot injury.

Here’s what we learned from another loss.