Cleveland 97, Sacramento 93

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, California
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #67 John Goble, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 13477

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 18 27 28 24 97
Sacramento 28 23 23 19 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 13-53 8-25 5-28 W1
Sacramento 16-50 9-26 7-24 L1

Recap

Ramon Sessions’ drive with 18 seconds left put Cleveland ahead and Samardo Samuels came up with two big defensive stops late for the Cavaliers in a 97-93 road victory over the Sacramento Kings in a battle between the league’s two worst teams on Wednesday.
 
Samuels took a charge on Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins with the game tied at 93-93. After Sessions’ driving basket, Samuels defended Cousins’ look at the rim in the final seconds when the Kings rookie was upset he didn’t get a foul call.
 
Sessions had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Cavaliers, who ended a four-game losing streak.

J.J. Hickson added 17 points - including 15 after halftime - and Luke Harangody had 15 points off the bench as Cleveland scored 32 points in the paint in the second half.
 
Marcus Thornton had 23 points, Samuel Dalembert had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Cousins had 11 points and 16 rebounds for the Kings, who lost for the seventh time in their last eight games.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Sacramento
Ramon Sessions 20 Scoring Marcus Thornton 23
Ramon Sessions 6 Assists Beno Udrih 8
Luke Harangody 8 Rebounds DeMarcus Cousins 16
J.J. Hickson 5 Free Throws Made Marcus Thornton 3
Anthony Parker 2 Steals DeMarcus Cousins 2
Luke Harangody 2 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 97 51.4 2-9 19-30 16 42 3 7 17
Sacramento 93 38.0 9-23 8-13 22 49 5 8 14

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Kings have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .280 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Portland . The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .204 after a loss.
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