Cleveland takes on Sacramento, seeks to end 6-game skid
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-59, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (38-40, ninth in the Western Conference)
Sacramento; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland is looking to end its six-game losing streak with a win against Sacramento.
The Kings are 23-16 on their home court. Sacramento is 15-17 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The Cavaliers have gone 6-33 away from home. Cleveland ranks last in the Eastern Conference scoring averaging 104.6 points per game while shooting 44.3 percent. The Kings won the last meeting between these two squads 129-110 on Dec. 7. De’Aaron Fox led the way with 30 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Buddy Hield leads the Kings scoring 20.9 points per game and averaging 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is shooting 62.8 percent and averaging 9.8 points over the last 10 games for Sacramento.
Larry Nance Jr. ranks second on the Cavaliers averaging 9.2 points and is adding 7.9 rebounds. Kevin Love has averaged 7.6 rebounds and added 10.8 points per game over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 2-8, averaging 109 points, 42.1 rebounds, 18.7 assists, 5.4 steals and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.5 points on 51.1 percent shooting.
Kings: 5-5, averaging 115.3 points, 47.6 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting.
Kings Injuries: Harry Giles: out for season (left thigh contusion).
Cavaliers Injuries: Matthew Dellavedova: out (concussion), John Henson: out (wrist), Kevin Love: out (shoulder).