LeBron Jamesdeclined to speak to reporters after Cleveland’s latest loss without him. His Cavaliers teammates had another quiet night, too.
DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings beat Cleveland 103-84 on Sunday, handing the Cavaliers their seventh loss in eight games with James out with a strained back and sore left knee.
Cleveland has lost five straight and is 1-8 in its last nine games to drop to 19-19. The Cavaliers fell behind by 15 points in the second quarter and the Kings maintained a double-digit lead.
”They came out and punched us in the mouth. The first time we got into a double-digit deficit we just hung out heads,” said Kevin Love, who had 25 points and 10 rebounds.