End 3Q: Kings 74, Cavs 73
* The Cavs really attacked the basket in the third quarter, scoring 20 points in the paint and slicing through the Kings' anemic interior defense.
* The Cavs are shooting 55 percent for the game, in part because of their work around the basket. Now they need to defend the 3-point line.
* The only reason the Kings lead are the five 3-pointers they hit in the third quarter, including three consecutive possessions late in the quarter.
Half: Kings 51, Cavs 45
* The Cavs have gotten clobbered on second-chance points and points in the paint. The Kings have turned seven offensive rebounds into 12 second-chance points. The Cavs don't have any. The Kings also have 32 points in the paint, yet the Cavs are only down six.
* Ramon Sessions' struggles continue. He is still getting to the basket with ease, but having trouble finishing. He has three assists and three turnovers.
* Luke Harangody has again provided a nice burst off the bench. After missing all eight of his shots in Sunday's loss to Oklahoma City, he has 11 points in the first half and has shown great range on some long jumpers.
* DeMarcus Cousins has 11 points and eight rebounds for the Kings. He has played pretty well lately and that's obviously continuing. Conversely, J.J. Hickson has only taken two shots. He needs to get more involved in the offense, but he didn't enter the second quarter until three minutes remained.
End 1Q: Kings 28, Cavs 18
* Two of Byron Scott's keys prior to the game were rebounding and transition. The Kings are beating the Cavs down the floor, but it has only cost the Cavs six points. But the Cavs have already allowed 18 points in the paint.
* Ramon Sessions is not off to a good start -- again. Sessions has fired two air balls and had a shot at the rim blocked about 30 feet the other way by Samuel Dalembert. Yet Sessions is the Cavs' leading scorer with six points.
* The Kings scored the final nine points of the quarter after the Cavs cut the deficit to 19-18 on a long jumper by Luke Harangody.