Cavaliers 93, Kings 92
CLEVELAND - Cleveland rookie guard Kyrie Irving made two free throws with 0.4 seconds to play to send the Kings to their fifth consecutive losss.
Irving was fouled by Tyreke Evans as he drove to the basket. The Kings had just taken the lead on a lay up by DeMarcus Cousins with 2.9 seconds to play.
The Kings (10-21) were down 10 in the fourth but rallied by the play of rookie Isaiah Thomas. Thomas had season highs of 23 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.
The Cavs (12-17) were led by Irving with 23 points. Antawn Jamison had 21 points and rookie Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.
Former King Omri Casspi had a career-high 12 rebounds for Cleveland.
Marcus Thornton had 21 points and a season-high 10 rebounds. Cousins had 19 points.
Cavaliers 75, Kings 68
CLEVELAND - It was another bad shooting quarter for Sacramento. The Kings were 5-of-23 in the third quarter and are shooting 36.4 percent for the game.
DeMarcus Cousins scored nine of the Kings' 19 points in the third quarter and leads the team with 17 points on 5-of-14 shooting.
Isaiah Thomas has 13 points, five rebounds and six assists.
The Cavs have gotten scoring from Kyrie Irving (19 points), Antawn Jamison (15 points) and three bench players have combined for 27 points. The Kings have 10 bench points.
Cavaliers 50, Kings 49
CLEVELAND - Kings coach Keith Smart pays attention to plus/minus stats. If he sees them at halftime, he'll probably leave Isaiah Thomas on the court on the court as much as possible.
The game was in danger of getting away from the Kings in the second quarter before Thomas, who is a plus-11 tonight, was put back in the game in the second quarter.
Considering DeMarcus Cousins played 10 minutes of foul trouble the Kings are in a good spot. They didn't' commit a turnover in the second quarter which helped them overcome another poor-shooting quarter (40 percent).
Thomas has 12 points, six assists and four rebounds. Marcus Thornton has nine points and Cousins has eight.
Kyrie Irving leads the Cavaliers with 17 points. Cleveland is ahead while shooting 34.1 percent. The Cavs have a seven-point advantage at the foul line (16-of-20, Kings are 9-of-11).
Kings 31, Cavaliers 27
CLEVELAND - Isaiah Thomas made sure the Kings didn't get off to a slow start again. After a strong showing in his first NBA start twodays ago, Thomas has 12 points, three rebounds and two assists.
Thomas, the last pick in last year's draft was matched up against Kyrie Irving, who was the first overall pick. Irving had 12 points and a rebound.
The Kings are shooting 47.8 percent but have committed five turnovers to help keep the Cavaliers in the game.