Sacramento Kings 116, Cleveland Cavaliers 112
CLEVELAND — Arron Afflalo’s 3-pointer from the wing gave the Sacramento Kings a 116-112 overtime victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday after LeBron James missed a deep 3-pointer with 10 seconds left that would have tied the game.
James recorded his second triple-double in as many games with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, but the defending champions lost for the sixth time in their last eight games and for the third game in a row.
Kevin Love scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for Cleveland, and Kyrie Irving scored 20 points, but the Cavs shot 17 of 34 from the free-throw line.
DeMarcus Cousins registered 28 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and three steals for the Kings, who won for the second time in as many games after losing five straight. Darren Collison scored 23 points, and Afflalo added 14.
After Afflalo’s 3, James missed a deep 3-point attempt for the Cavs, who were then forced to foul Cousins. Sacramento’s big man made one of two to put it away.
Sacramento had lost eight of 10 coming in and is on an eight-game road trip. The Kings have won back-to-back games for the first time since winning four in a row in December.