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Gameblog: Cavs at Sacramento Kings

By George Thomas Published: December 23, 2009

First half  Cavs 57, Kings 53
Two things are keeping the Cavs from dominating the game.  The Kings have hit the free throw line 14 times to just five for the Cavs and the Cavs left their interior defense back in Phoenix because the Kings are getting into the paint relatively easy with, scoring 10 points.  The Kings are making the best of second chance opportunities scoring 10 points in that area.
LeBron leads the Cavs with 26 points; Omri Casspi has 16 for the Kings.
Game: Cavs (21-8) at Sacramento Kings (13-14)
Broadcast: 
 TV: FSOhio Radio:  WAKR (1590 AM); WTAM (1100 AM), WHBC (1480 AM)
Starters:
Cavs:  LeBron James (F); J.J. Hickson(F); Shaquille O'Neal (C); Anthony Parker (G); Mo Williams (G).
Kings: Andres Nocioni (F); Jason Thompson (F); Spencer Hawes (F); Omri Casspi (F); Tyreke Evans (G).
Injured:
Cavs: Leon Powe (left knee surgery) - OUT.
Kings:  Sean May (strained left hamstring) - QUESTIONABLE.  Kevin Martin (surgery- left wrist), Francisco Garcia (surgery, right forearm, wrist) - OUT.
Officials:
The Kings return home with a boatload of confidence after overcoming a 35-point deficit against the Chicago Bulls Tuesday night in the Windy City.  It was the second-best comeback in the league in more than a decade. 
It's a team that many saw sitting in the cellar of the Western Conference's Pacific Division, that spot is currently occupied by the Golden State Warriors.  But they've played will above that level, thanks in part to Tyreke Evans, the Memphis product billed as the Baby LeBron.  He's in line the be one of few rookies to average 20 or more points, five rebounds and five assists per game.  Impressive indeed.
Pay attention to Delonte West once again.  He's been on a roll offensively and is playing with more confidence

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