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Fox, Hield lead Kings to 117-104 win over Cavaliers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Sacramento's Buddy Hield shook off a poor shooting start from 3-point range and inched closer to an NBA record.

Hield made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, De'Aaron Fox had 16 points and 10 assists and the Kings beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-104 Thursday night.

''That's a good win for us,'' Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. ''The difference was our defensive activity at times was really good. We got deflections. We got steals. We forced them into turnovers.''

Definite positives for a young Kings team that was eliminated from playoff contention last week.

Another bright spot has been Hield's 3-point shooting. He set the Kings' single-season record earlier this season and needs six more 3s to break Damian Lillard's NBA record for most in a player's first three seasons. Lillard, Portland's All-Star point guard, made 599.

''I wanted to break it tonight,'' said Hield, who shot 5 of 11 from long range. ''I'm blessed. A kid from the Bahamas, I never thought in a million years that I would be doing this. I mean, I thought I would be doing this, but to be here on the highest level of basketball, it's a great accomplishment.''

With all his success shooting, Hield struggled handling with a mop, when he tried to assist a ball boy in freeing a ball that was stuck atop the backboard. It took Hield two jabs with the mop before the ball popped out - but not before Hield suffered a minor injury.

''I (messed) my finger up,'' Hield said. ''It bent my nail back.''

Marvin Bagley III scored seven of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 15 points and eight rebounds for Sacramento.

Collin Sexton scored 19 points and joined LeBron James and Ron Harper as the only Cavaliers rookies to score 1,300 points. Sexton is the 10th rookie in the NBA to reach the milestone.

Ante Zizic had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Larry Nance Jr. added 11 points and 16 boards for Cleveland, which committed 20 turnovers.

The Cavs (19-60) have lost seven straight.

''In this building, against the number one fast break team in the league, you cannot turn the basketball over,'' Cleveland coach Larry Drew said. ''We were still right there in a good position but at the end, their size kind of caught up with us.''

Coming off a 130-105 loss to Houston on Tuesday, Sacramento (39-40) never trailed and led by as many as 15 points in completing a season sweep of Cleveland.

The Kings led 101-95 and then pulled away with a 9-0 run. Bogdanovic started it with a 17-foot jumper and Bagley followed with a 3-pointer and dunk. Kosta Koufas' 12-foot floater put Sacramento ahead by 15.

Cleveland made a final push and closed within 110-100 on a bucket by Zizic, but Fox made a long jumper and Hield added a 3-pointer.

CLOSING IN ON 40

The Kings last won 40 games in 2005-06, which was also the last time they made the playoffs. While the postseason is out of the equation, Sacramento has three games left to get to 40, if not more.

''That's a big deal,'' Joerger said. ''You've got an opportunity to possibly be in the top 16 records in the NBA. It's a credit to our guys and the jump that they are making in learning and improving on a nightly basis.''

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Cleveland was hit with two delay-of-game calls in the first quarter, resulting in a one-shot technical. . Tristan Thompson was given the night off for rest.

Kings: Bogdanovic made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third. . Sacramento missed seven of its first eight 3-point attempts. . Corey Brewer gave the Kings a scare in the first quarter when he crashed hard to the floor after dunking. Brewer appeared to lose grip of the rim and fell flat on his back and lay on the court for several moments before getting to his feet and remaining in the game.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: At Golden State on Friday.

Kings: At Utah on Friday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:35   Defensive rebound by Ante Zizic  
11:16 +2 Harrison Barnes made dunk, assist by De'Aaron Fox 0-2
11:05   Personal foul on Nemanja Bjelica  
10:35   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
10:28   Larry Nance Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:13   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
10:03   Brandon Knight missed jump shot  
10:01   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
9:52 +2 Willie Cauley-Stein made layup, assist by De'Aaron Fox 0-4
9:32 +2 Cedi Osman made jump shot 2-4
9:07 +3 De'Aaron Fox made 3-pt. jump shot 2-7
8:52 +3 Collin Sexton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cedi Osman 5-7
8:36   Personal foul on Cedi Osman  
8:26   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
8:09   Defensive rebound by Willie Cauley-Stein  
8:01 +2 Buddy Hield made layup, assist by Nemanja Bjelica 5-9
7:45   Offensive rebound by Ante Zizic  
7:44 +2 Ante Zizic made dunk 7-9
7:34 +2 Buddy Hield made dunk, assist by Willie Cauley-Stein 7-11
7:10   Out of bounds turnover on Ante Zizic  
7:00   Nemanja Bjelica missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:43   Cedi Osman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:40   Defensive rebound by De'Aaron Fox  
6:33   Nemanja Bjelica missed layup, blocked by Ante Zizic  
6:30   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
6:16   Brandon Knight missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:14   Offensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
6:14 +2 Larry Nance Jr. made dunk 9-11
6:14   Violation  
6:02 +2 Willie Cauley-Stein made fade-away jump shot, assist by Nemanja Bjelica 9-13
5:36   Larry Nance Jr. missed hook shot  
5:33   Defensive rebound by Willie Cauley-Stein  
5:23   Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:19   Defensive rebound by Ante Zizic  
5:18   Lost ball turnover on Ante Zizic, stolen by Buddy Hield  
5:09 +2 Buddy Hield made reverse layup 9-15
5:06   Personal foul on Marvin Bagley III  
4:47   Defensive rebound by Nemanja Bjelica  
4:45   De'Aaron Fox missed jump shot  
4:43   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
4:35 +2 Jordan Clarkson made driving layup 11-15
4:09 +2 Jordan Clarkson made floating jump shot 13-15
3:51   Buddy Hield missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:47   Defensive rebound by Cedi Osman  
3:47   Out of bounds turnover on Collin Sexton  
3:31   Marvin Bagley III missed hook shot  
3:29   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
3:18   Out of bounds turnover on Collin Sexton  
3:06 +2 Kosta Koufos made hook shot, assist by Marvin Bagley III 13-17
3:06   Shooting foul on David Nwaba  
3:06   Kosta Koufos missed free throw  
2:54   Defensive rebound by Marquese Chriss  
2:45 +2 Cedi Osman made hook shot 15-17
2:07   Bad pass turnover on David Nwaba, stolen by Corey Brewer  
2:03 +2 Marvin Bagley III made jump shot, assist by Bogdan Bogdanovic 15-22
1:54 +2 Collin Sexton made layup 17-22
1:45 +2 Marvin Bagley III made hook shot, assist by Yogi Ferrell 17-24
1:23   Defensive rebound by Kosta Koufos  
1:09   Offensive rebound by Corey Brewer  
1:04 +2 Yogi Ferrell made driving layup 17-26
0:53 +3 Collin Sexton made 3-pt. jump shot 20-26
0:52   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
0:40   Kosta Koufos missed hook shot  
0:40   Kosta Koufos missed hook shot  
0:33   Bad pass turnover on David Nwaba, stolen by Corey Brewer  
0:31 +2 Corey Brewer made dunk 20-29
0:20   Personal foul on Corey Brewer  
0:20 +1 Brandon Knight made 2nd of 2 free throws 22-29
0:00   SAC team rebound  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:48   Marquese Chriss missed alley-oop shot  
11:45   Defensive rebound by Marvin Bagley III  
11:34   Out of bounds turnover on Kosta Koufos  
10:57   Marvin Bagley III missed jump shot  
10:53   Defensive rebound by Jordan Clarkson  
10:47 +2 David Nwaba made floating jump shot, assist by Jordan Clarkson 26-29
10:33 +3 Bogdan Bogdanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Harrison Barnes 26-32
10:11 +2 Jordan Clarkson made jump shot 28-32
9:51   Defensive rebound by Marquese Chriss  
9:43   Personal foul on Marvin Bagley III  
9:23 +2 David Nwaba made layup 30-32
9:10   Bogdan Bogdanovic missed jump shot  
9:06   Defensive rebound by David Nwaba  
9:00   Offensive rebound by David Nwaba  
8:59 +2 David Nwaba made layup 32-32
8:45 +3 Harrison Barnes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Willie Cauley-Stein 32-35
8:25   Marquese Chriss missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:21   Offensive rebound by David Nwaba  
8:09   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
7:57   Bogdan Bogdanovic missed jump shot  
7:55   Offensive rebound by Bogdan Bogdanovic  
7:17 +2 Yogi Ferrell made driving layup 32-39
7:08   Shooting foul on Willie Cauley-Stein  
7:08 +1 Nik Stauskas made 1st of 2 free throws 33-39
7:05   Defensive rebound by Willie Cauley-Stein  
6:39   Defensive rebound by Jordan Clarkson  
6:32   Collin Sexton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:31   SAC team rebound  
6:31   Personal foul on Ante Zizic  
6:02 +3 Collin Sexton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Larry Nance Jr. 36-39
5:53 +2 Nemanja Bjelica made layup, assist by De'Aaron Fox 36-41
5:25   Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:14   Brandon Knight missed floating jump shot  
5:10   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
5:06 +3 Buddy Hield made 3-pt. jump shot 38-44
4:45   Brandon Knight missed layup, blocked by Buddy Hield  
4:39 +2 Ante Zizic made hook shot, assist by Larry Nance Jr. 40-44
4:26   Out of bounds turnover on Harrison Barnes  
4:07   Bad pass turnover on Collin Sexton, stolen by Willie Cauley-Stein  
4:03 +2 Willie Cauley-Stein made dunk, assist by Buddy Hield 40-46
3:41   Traveling violation turnover on Ante Zizic  
3:21 +2 Nemanja Bjelica made reverse layup, assist by Harrison Barnes 40-48
3:00 +3 Jordan Clarkson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Larry Nance Jr. 43-48
2:50   Buddy Hield missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:46   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
2:36 +2 Ante Zizic made hook shot, assist by Jordan Clarkson 45-48
2:23 +2 Nemanja Bjelica made finger-roll layup, assist by De'Aaron Fox 45-50
2:23   Shooting foul on Larry Nance Jr.  
2:23 +1 Nemanja Bjelica made free throw 45-51
2:15   Personal foul on Bogdan Bogdanovic  
2:12   Bad pass turnover on Cedi Osman, stolen by Bogdan Bogdanovic  
2:10 +2 Buddy Hield made layup, assist by Bogdan Bogdanovic 45-53
1:36 +2 De'Aaron Fox made driving layup 47-55
1:15 +2 Collin Sexton made jump shot 49-55
1:15   Shooting foul on De'Aaron Fox  
1:06   De'Aaron Fox missed jump shot  
0:56   Defensive rebound by Bogdan Bogdanovic  
0:53   Buddy Hield missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:48   Defensive rebound by Cedi Osman  
0:45 +2 Cedi Osman made layup 51-55
0:33 +2 Willie Cauley-Stein made dunk, assist by De'Aaron Fox 51-57
0:08   Personal foul on Larry Nance Jr.  
0:00   SAC team rebound  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:35 +2 Collin Sexton made jump shot, assist by Ante Zizic 53-57
10:59   Defensive rebound by Willie Cauley-Stein  
10:50 +3 Nemanja Bjelica made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by De'Aaron Fox 53-60
10:22 +3 Cedi Osman made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ante Zizic 56-60
10:15 +2 De'Aaron Fox made layup 56-62
9:57   Lost ball turnover on Collin Sexton, stolen by De'Aaron Fox  
9:54   Shooting foul on Collin Sexton  
9:54   De'Aaron Fox missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:03   Defensive rebound by Ante Zizic  
8:59   Larry Nance Jr. missed hook shot  
8:56   Defensive rebound by Nemanja Bjelica  
8:41   Personal foul on Buddy Hield  
8:28   Brandon Knight missed floating jump shot  
8:23 +2 Harrison Barnes made layup 59-68
8:23   Harrison Barnes missed free throw  
8:17   Bad pass turnover on Ante Zizic, stolen by Buddy Hield  
8:13   Buddy Hield missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:11   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
7:58   Lost ball turnover on Ante Zizic, stolen by Nemanja Bjelica  
7:53   De'Aaron Fox missed layup  
7:50   Defensive rebound by Ante Zizic  
7:47 +2 Larry Nance Jr. made dunk, assist by Brandon Knight 61-68
7:23   Personal foul on Nemanja Bjelica  
7:10 +2 Collin Sexton made jump shot, assist by Cedi Osman 63-68
6:53 +2 Kosta Koufos made floating jump shot, assist by Buddy Hield 63-70
6:32 +2 Ante Zizic made dunk, assist by Brandon Knight 65-70
6:23   Shooting foul on Larry Nance Jr.  
6:23 +1 Harrison Barnes made 1st of 2 free throws 65-71
6:23 +1 Harrison Barnes made 2nd of 2 free throws 65-72
6:04 +2 Ante Zizic made dunk 67-72
5:50   Nemanja Bjelica missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:46   Offensive rebound by Kosta Koufos  
5:44   Bad pass turnover on Kosta Koufos, stolen by Collin Sexton  
5:40 +2 Larry Nance Jr. made dunk, assist by Collin Sexton 69-72
5:32 +2 De'Aaron Fox made layup 69-74
5:13 +2 Cedi Osman made driving layup 71-74
4:55   Kosta Koufos missed hook shot  
4:51   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
4:40 +2 Collin Sexton made floating jump shot 73-74
4:26 +2 De'Aaron Fox made jump shot 73-76
4:10   Personal foul on Nemanja Bjelica  
4:03   Cedi Osman missed floating jump shot  
3:53   Defensive rebound by Marquese Chriss  
3:44   Jordan Clarkson missed floating jump shot, blocked by Kosta Koufos  
3:42   Offensive rebound by Cedi Osman  
3:38   Traveling violation turnover on Marquese Chriss  
3:28 +3 Buddy Hield made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by De'Aaron Fox 73-79
3:05 +3 Cedi Osman made 3-pt. jump shot 76-79
2:58 +3 Buddy Hield made 3-pt. jump shot 76-82
2:43   Out of bounds turnover on Cedi Osman  
2:35   Lost ball turnover on Buddy Hield, stolen by Marquese Chriss  
2:30   Bad pass turnover on Marquese Chriss, stolen by Buddy Hield  
2:27   Lost ball turnover on De'Aaron Fox, stolen by Jordan Clarkson  
2:23 +2 Jordan Clarkson made layup 78-82
2:00 +2 Kosta Koufos made hook shot, assist by De'Aaron Fox 78-84
1:37 +2 Marquese Chriss made jump shot, assist by Collin Sexton 80-84
1:20   Offensive rebound by Marvin Bagley III  
1:20 +2 Marvin Bagley III made dunk 80-86
1:17   Lost ball turnover on Collin Sexton, stolen by De'Aaron Fox  
1:16   Shooting foul on Nik Stauskas  
0:48 +2 Marvin Bagley III made jump shot 82-90
0:32   Defensive rebound by Marvin Bagley III  
0:00   End of period  

4th Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:46 +3 Bogdan Bogdanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Corey Brewer 84-96
11:29   Bad pass turnover on Nik Stauskas, stolen by Willie Cauley-Stein  
11:11   Defensive rebound by Marquese Chriss  
11:03   Traveling violation turnover on Brandon Knight  
10:44   Marvin Bagley III missed driving layup  
10:01   Bad pass turnover on Jordan Clarkson, stolen by Corey Brewer  
9:52   Personal foul on Brandon Knight  
9:43   Personal foul on Brandon Knight  
9:35   Marvin Bagley III missed driving layup  
9:27 +3 Nik Stauskas made 3-pt. jump shot 90-96
9:08   Offensive rebound by Marvin Bagley III  
8:57   Shooting foul on Yogi Ferrell  
8:57 +1 Jordan Clarkson made 1st of 2 free throws 91-98
8:46   Personal foul on Brandon Knight  
8:16   Defensive rebound by Marvin Bagley III  
7:52 +3 Jordan Clarkson made 3-pt. jump shot 95-101
7:39   Bogdan Bogdanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:07 +2 Bogdan Bogdanovic made fade-away jump shot 95-103
6:40   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
6:23   Kosta Koufos missed hook shot  
6:22   Offensive rebound by Marvin Bagley III  
5:50   Defensive rebound by Bogdan Bogdanovic  
5:31   Out of bounds turnover on Jordan Clarkson  
5:31   Full timeout called  
4:26 +3 Cedi Osman made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ante Zizic 98-110
4:08   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
4:01 +2 Ante Zizic made layup, assist by Jordan Clarkson 100-110
3:27   Personal foul on Kosta Koufos  
3:23   Shooting foul on Willie Cauley-Stein  
3:23   Ante Zizic missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:23   CLE team rebound  
3:20   Defensive rebound by Willie Cauley-Stein  
3:07   Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:06   CLE team rebound  
2:52   Personal foul on Buddy Hield  
2:41   Larry Nance Jr. missed fade-away jump shot  
2:36   Defensive rebound by Buddy Hield  
2:15   De'Aaron Fox missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:12   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
2:03   Collin Sexton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:42 +2 De'Aaron Fox made jump shot 100-112
1:36   Collin Sexton missed jump shot, blocked by Willie Cauley-Stein  
1:32   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
1:17 +3 Buddy Hield made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bogdan Bogdanovic 100-115
0:58 +2 Marquese Chriss made dunk 102-115
0:58   Offensive rebound by Marquese Chriss  
0:31 +2 Marquese Chriss made alley-oop shot, assist by Collin Sexton 104-117
0:07   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
0:00   End of period  
Key Players
J. Clarkson
8 PG
B. Hield
24 SG
32.2 Min. Per Game 32.2
20.9 Pts. Per Game 20.9
2.5 Ast. Per Game 2.5
5.1 Reb. Per Game 5.1
45.2 Field Goal % 46.0
44.9 Three Point % 45.9
84.8 Free Throw % 88.6
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:07
+ 2 Marquese Chriss made alley-oop shot, assist by Collin Sexton 0:31
  Offensive rebound by Marquese Chriss 0:58
+ 2 Marquese Chriss made dunk 0:58
+ 3 Buddy Hield made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bogdan Bogdanovic 1:17
  Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes 1:32
  Collin Sexton missed jump shot, blocked by Willie Cauley-Stein 1:36
+ 2 De'Aaron Fox made jump shot 1:42
  Collin Sexton missed 3-pt. jump shot 2:03
  Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr. 2:12
  De'Aaron Fox missed 3-pt. jump shot 2:15
Team Stats
Points 104 117
Field Goals 44-81 (54.3%) 48-97 (49.5%)
3-Pointers 11-25 (44.0%) 14-38 (36.8%)
Free Throws 5-9 (55.6%) 7-10 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 53 40
Offensive 10 8
Defensive 40 28
Team 3 4
Assists 20 28
Steals 3 12
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 20 6
Fouls 13 14
Technicals 1 0
11 PTS, 16 REB, 3 AST
16 PTS, 3 REB, 10 AST
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away team logo Cavaliers 19-60 22293320104
home team logo Kings 39-40 29283624117
Team Stats
away team logo Cavaliers 19-60 106.9 PPG 44.2 RPG 23.1 APG
home team logo Kings 39-40 109.0 PPG 42.5 RPG 23.4 APG
Key Players
J. Clarkson PG PPG RPG APG FG%
B. Hield SG 19.8 PPG 4.8 RPG 3.1 APG 42.9 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Clarkson PG 22 PTS 2 REB 3 AST
B. Hield SG 23 PTS 2 REB 2 AST