SACRAMENTO, CA--- The Cavs are still looking for back-to-back wins in the 2023-2024 season, as the Sacramento long ball was too much for the Cavs, they would fall to the Kings 132-120 and fall to 4-6 on the season. The Cavs kept the first half competitive, But the second was a different story.
The Kings would get off to a quick start, getting 5 quick points, but the Cavs would rally and keep the first quarter tight and competitive, but as the quarter went on, the Kings would run away with it, closing with a 8 point lead thanks to 2 Malik Monk buckets. Towards the end of the first half, the Cavs would rally back, and that was thanks to Donovan Mitchell who went on a hot streak, Mitchell would start the game 1-7 from the field but ended the first half with 12 points and 4 assists. Evan Mobley also had a decent first half, heading to the locker room with 10 points, Mobley would contribute on the boards, finishing the game with 11 rebounds, but not much else scoring wise, finishing with 16 points. The Cavaliers defense struggled as a whole, especially trying to defend the Kings from behind the arc. The Cavs would give up 68 first half points.
The 3rd quarter would see the Kings really start to get their 3 point shot going, getting out to a 110-89 lead to close out the 3rd quarter. The Kings outscored the Cavs 42-29 in the 3rd quarter, 24 of those 42 points came from behind the arc. Throughout the 3rd quarter, the Kings were 18-32 from behind the arc. Sacramento would shoot 48% from 3 point range Tuesday night, continuing to kill the Cavs for the rest of the game, and getting the 132-120 win.
The Cavs will head out to Portland to play the Trailblazers Thursday night, tip off is set for 10:00 pm.