James drives Cavs past Kings
It seems that until LeBron James has retired his team will always be a contender, no matter their constituted parts, as the Cleveland superstar continues to elevate those around him.
Wednesday James led the way as the Cavaliers picked up their 13th straight win with a 101-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Quicken Loans Arena.
The 32-year-old power forward from Akron, Ohio scored a game high 32 points, while grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing out nine assists to record a double-double.
Cleveland struggled in the first half, with the hosts only scoring 19 points in the first quarter.
The Cavaliers were down 14 points at one stage during the third quarter of the game, before James led the charge down the stretch punctuating his performance by hitting a dagger three with 15 seconds remaining to claim the victory.
The Kings were without their emerging star center Willie Cauley-Stein, with the 24-year-old from Spearsville, Kansas missing the game after injuring his lower back earlier in the week.
In defeat Zach Randolph lead the way for the Kings, as the former Memphis Grizzlies star power forward has found a solid home in Sacramento, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for the double-double.
Sacramento will finish up their four-game road trip by heading to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans on Friday evening.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers will look to push their winning streak to 14 on Friday as they travel to Indianapolis to take on the Pacers.
Cleveland are 5.50 to win the NBA Championship, with the Houston Rockets 3.75 and the Golden State Warriors 1.52.
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