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Cavs suffer worst loss of season, 124-80 at Kings

By Jason Lloyd Published: January 12, 2014
Zeller, Tyler fouled vs Kings
Tyler Zeller is fouled by Kings forward Quincy Acy during the first quarter Sunday in Sacramento, Calif. The Cavs lost 124-80, suffering their worst loss of the season and sixth-worst in team history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.: The Cavs trailed by as many as 46 points in the fourth quarter and were hammered 124-80  by the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, their worst loss of the season and their worst loss ever against the Kings franchise.

The Cavs were within 59-50 at the half, but were outscored 65-30 in the second half after they shot just 28 percent in the second half. The Cavs made 11 baskets in the second half, while the Kings made 10 just from the 3-point line.

It was the Cavs’ worst loss since the infamous 112-57 loss at the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 11, 2011 that remains the worst loss in franchise history. The Cavs, incidentally, next play at the Lakers on Tuesday.

The loss surpassed the 28-point loss to the Kings in 1979 when the franchise was still in Kansas City.

Luol Deng had 12 points and five rebounds, C.J. Miles had 14 points and Anderson Varejao had 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Kyrie Irving had seven points, but shot 3-for-14.

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