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Cleveland Cavaliers fall to Sacramento Kings, 119-105, for sixth loss in last eight games

JaVale McGee paced the Cavaliers with 18 points and nine rebounds.

CLEVELAND — De'Aaron Fox scored 30 points, Tyrese Haliburton had a career-high 28 and the Sacramento Kings completed their longest road trip of the season with a 119-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.

Buddy Hield added 19 points and Richaun Holmes had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Kings, who went 3-3 on their 10-day trip. Harrison Barnes made a late run at a triple-double with nine points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

JaVale McGee paced the Cavaliers with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Collin Sexton had 15 points and seven assists. Cleveland, playing its third home game in four days, trailed for the final 25 minutes and has lost six of eight.

The Kings seized control with a 23-9 run to open the third quarter, fueled by 11 points from Fox, to push their lead to 86-68. Haliburton followed with 14 points in the fourth when Sacramento went up by 19.

Haliburton, the No. 12 pick, is averaging 15.0 points and 4.0 assists since moving into the starting lineup four games ago. He shot 11 of 15, including 4 of 5 on 3-pointers, and made both free throws in 36 minutes.

The Kings made their first trip to Cleveland since Dec. 7, 2018, and played the Cavaliers for the first time since April 4, 2019.

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