Cavaliers Beat The Kings 136-110: Game Recap 2/5/24

February 5, 2024

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Notable Notes Around the Victory

1 – ScoringĀ 

Both teams combined for 246 points as the Cavs and Kings shot over 50% from the field.  

2 – Cavs for Three

A significant difference in the game for the Cavs was from deep as Cleveland shot over 50% from three, making 23 compared to the Kings putting in 17 from deep.  The Cavs were led by Max Strus, making six from deep. 

3 – Plus/Minus

Everybody for Cleveland was positive in the plus/minus category, with Donovan Mitchell leading the way with a plus-28 on the night.  Mitchell scored 29 points on the night. 

Game Recap

On Monday night, Donovan Mitchell scored 29 points, while Max Strus contributed 22, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a convincing 136-110 victory over the Sacramento Kings. This marked the Cavs’ sixth consecutive win and their 14th triumph in the last 15 games.

Since December 16, when key starters Darius Garland and Evan Mobley sustained injuries, Cleveland has been a dominant force with a league-best record of 19-4. Despite the setbacks, the team has surged to the third spot in the Eastern Conference.

In a stellar display, the Cavaliers matched their season high with 23 three-pointers, securing their ninth consecutive win at home and eighth victory in nine matchups against Western Conference teams.

The Cavs’ offensive prowess seems unstoppable, and their overall health has greatly improved, having weathered the absence of Garland (broken jaw) and Mobley (knee surgery) for six weeks.

Sacramento’s Domantas Sabonis recorded his 15th triple-double of the season, posting 12 points, 19 rebounds, and 15 assists, tying him with Denver’s Nikola Jokic for the league lead. Despite Harrison Barnes’ 22 points and De’Aaron Fox’s 19, the Kings finished their season-long trip with a 5-2 record.

Jarrett Allen contributed 19 points, and Mobley, in his fourth game back since surgery, added 14 rebounds and seven assists. The Cavaliers extended their 15-point halftime lead to 21 in the third quarter, displaying offensive dominance.

Although the Kings narrowed the gap early in the fourth quarter, Mobley’s inside presence and timely three-pointers, including two from Caris LeVert, allowed the Cavs to regain control and secure the victory.

The game held special significance as it marked a homecoming for Kings coach Mike Brown, who had two stints with the Cavs (2006-10 and 2013-14). Brown, with fond memories of his time in Cleveland, is also looking forward to a significant week off the court as his son, Cameron, serves as a first-year quality control coach for the Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers. Despite being unable to attend the game due to the Kings’ Sunday match in Oklahoma City, Brown expressed his excitement for his son’s achievement.

Up Next

At Washington Wizards on Wednesday 2/7.

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