Luol Deng, Dion Waiters push Cavaliers past Kings

Anthony Bennett came off the bench and finished with 19 points and added 10 rebounds, his first double-double of the season, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a victory over the Sacramento Kings, 109-99. The Cavaliers shot lights out in this one, going 41-86 (47.7%) from the field, including 12-21 (57.1%) from three-point range. Cleveland (19-33) has now won three straight.

Bennett went 6-9 (3-3 from three-point range) and 4-9 from the free throw line, in a quality offensive outing. Other key performers for Cleveland were Dion Waiters with 20 points and 8 assists, Tristan Thompson with 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyrie Irving with 13 points and 6 assists. Despite the loss, DeMarcus Cousins put up 21 points for Sacramento on 5-12 shooting from the field and 11-16 from the free throw line. He also tallied 10 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas chipped in 16 points and 8 assists and Rudy Gay finished with 14 points and 9 rebounds.

Sacramento (17-35) has now lost three consecutive games.

Coming up next, the Cavaliers square off against the Detroit Pistons, who are 22-29 on the year. The Kings match up against the New York Knicks, currently 20-31 this season. The Cavaliers are 0-1 versus Detroit this season.