. Toronto took a 62-36 lead into the locker-room from wxy1123's blog

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Bryce Petty Jersey . -- DeMarcus Cousins found himself in an unusual place Sunday night, sitting on the bench the entire fourth quarter. Sacramentos centre liked the feeling of not being needed in a rare lopsided win by the Kings. Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points to lead the Kings to their third straight win with this seasons biggest rout, a 124-80 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 44-point victory margin was the largest in the NBA this season, according to STATS and the third largest margin in franchise history. The Kings scored 16 straight points in the third quarter and led by 28 points heading into the fourth. The three-game winning streak is Sacramentos first since December 2012. Cousins, an All-Star hopeful, finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots in just under 30 minutes. "It felt weird, sitting out the whole fourth. Unless I fouled out, I dont think Ive ever been in that situation" Cousins said. "It felt good to see some of the guys play a lot of minutes and get out there and have good games. It was a good win all around." These are rare times indeed for the Kings. The three-game win streak has been no fluke. Sacramento defeated Portland, then followed with a 20-point victory over Orlando and the victory over Cleveland, their highest point total of the season and easily their most impressive victory. The Kings allowed Orlando to score 83 points, a season low until Cleveland only scored 80. "Consistency isnt something weve shown defensively, but the last three games I think the defence has been consistent, the effort has been there, and the communication has been there," Kings coach Michael Malone said. "We bought in the last three games and protected our home court. Thats great." C.J. Miles had 14 points and Luol Deng added 12 for the Cavaliers, who had won two straight. Cleveland went just over five minutes without a basket in the third quarter, when it shot 4 of 20 and was outscored 30-11. The Cavaliers were outscored 65-30 in the second half. Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers leading scorer, missed 11 of 14 shots, 3 of 4 free throws, and finished with seven points. "It was just one of those nights. The shots were not falling," Irving said. "Like coach said, we just have to bring it in more and be more together during the hard times. Especially when I am having a bad shooting night. Thats part of the game. We just have to continue to compete, including myself." It was Dengs second game since arriving from Chicago in a trade for Andrew Bynum and three draft picks. Deng, who has been bothered by a sore left Achilles, had 10 points in 21 minutes in his Cavaliers debut, a victory Friday night in Utah. "In the first half we were able to get whatever we wanted," Deng said. "In the second half, we should have recognized what was going on and focused on our defence a lot more. They did switch their game plan and started playing D and thats what we should have done." Rudy Gay scored 20 points for the Kings, who concluded a five-game home stand with a 3-2 record. Both Derrick Williams and Jimmer Fredette scored 13 points. The Kings made 15 of 30 3-pointers, shot 52 per cent, and outrebounded the Cavaliers 50-32. The Kings also had eight blocks, including three by Gay. "They shot the mess out the basketball. I give them and Mike Malone credit," Cleveland coach Mike Brown said. "From top to bottom, they kicked my behind and everybody else in a Cleveland Cavalier uniform. It wasnt just Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas. It was the whole ... team." Thomas made consecutive 3s and Ben McLemore and Williams each had another in a span of two minutes, giving the Kings a 106-68 lead with 8:55 left in the fourth quarter. The lead reached a high of 46 points in the fourth quarter. "This is very fun. Winning cures a lot of things," Thomas said. "Were playing hard right now. Gay and Thomas both scored nine points in the third quarter when the Kings hit 12 of 13 free throws, outrebounded Cleveland 16-7 and took an 89-61 lead. Leading by nine points at the half, the Kings expanded their lead in the third quarter. They ran off 16 unanswered points in building an 86-58 lead. Cousins and Gay started the run with consecutive three-point plays and Thomas ended the spree with a layup. Gay and Thomas both scored 11 first-half points for the Kings, who led 59-50. Sacramento outscored the Cavaliers 29-18 in the second quarter. Miles had 11 points and Anderson Varejao 10 for Cleveland. It was a difficult opening half for Irving. The talented Cavaliers point guard shot 1 of 7, missed both free throws, and had two points in 19 minutes. NOTES: Miles made a contested 40-footer to end the first quarter. The 3-pointer gave Cleveland a 32-30 lead. ... Thomas hit a 3 in the fourth quarter and has now made a 3-pointer in 29 consecutive games. ... The Kings have played 22 of their first 35 games at home. They start a six-game road trip Tuesday in Indiana. ... Fredette missed his first free throw this season after connecting on his first 12. The missed free throw prevented him from completing a four-point play. Joe Klecko Jets Jersey . Mike Babcock has turned to the Montreal Canadiens goalie over Roberto Luongo, who backed Canada to a gold medal in Vancouver in 2010, for Canadas final preliminary round game against the ailing Finns. Calvin Pryor Jersey . Shaun Miller headed a dramatic winner for the third-tier club just a minute before the end of extra time of a particularly dour contest in the rain at Craven Cottage. United, which claimed its second Premier League scalp of the campaign after knocking out Aston Villa in the third round, is second from bottom in League One.TORONTO -- It was a lopsided victory, a blowout, a laugher. But in the aftermath a 115-91 pounding of the Utah Jazz on Saturday night, Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey insisted it was still invaluable for evaluating the depth of his team early in the season. "It wasnt a night off," Casey said. "Were still building something and its serious. "It gave us an opportunity to get some work in, look at different people and different combinations." The Raptors (3-4) scored the first five points of the night and never trailed on the way to ending a three-game losing streak. Toronto led by as many as 38 points against a Jazz team that dropped to 0-7. "No matter who you play, you have to give it 48 (minutes)," Casey said. "We started the game out, we ended it playing the game the right way. Thats what were looking for." A dozen different Raptors had a field goal and the starters got lots of rest in the second half. Tyler Hansbrough had 23 points off the bench to lead the Raptors before 17,211 at Air Canada Centre. The 115 points marked the first time this season Toronto has reached the century mark. The only sour note on the night for the Raptors was a right ankle injury to starting point guard Kyle Lowry. He had nine points in 15 minutes but did not play in the second half. "I think he just tweaked it," Casey said of Lowry, who in the locker-room after the game was wearing both shoes and only limping slightly. "If he had to go, he would have been OK." The Raptors, wearing green camouflage uniforms in honour of the Canadian Forces, still hardly put on a military precise performance. They committed 12 turnovers on the night, four less than Utah. Toronto shot less than 50 per cent from the field, while Utah shot 44 per cent. But playing the third set of back-to-back games in the young season, the Raptors were happy to take the lopsided win before going back out on the road for games in Houston on Monday and Memphis on Wednesday. "We just needed to get our heads on straight, come out with some focus and take our anger out on somebody," said Terrence&nbbsp;Ross, who had nine points in 17 minutes off the bench. Calvin Pryor Jets Jersey. "We just played the way we know how to play, so we came out and took care of business." Hansbrough said the Raptors had a better mentality Saturday night than in their three straight losses. "The whole team just came out and competed and thats what happened," he said. Seven games in, Hansbrough said the Raptors second unit is getting more comfortable with each other. "The more time we get the better our chemistrys going to get," he said. And, with a victory never really in doubt, the guys off the bench got plenty of playing time. Amir Johnson logged the most minutes of any starter and still put in just over half the game. DeMar DeRozan was the leading scorer among starters, pouring in 18 points in 24 minutes of play as the Raptors briefly threatened to match their largest lead in team history -- a 43-point advantage over the Miami Heat on March 19, 2008, a game they eventually won by 42 points. Gordon Hayward had 24 points to lead the Jazz. "We didnt really look at it that they were winless," said DeRozan. "Whoever we were playing we thought it was a must-win, especially on our home court. We just tried to come out with high energy." The Raptors led 30-16 after the first quarter as Lowry paced Toronto with nine points, hitting three-of-four three-pointers. Jonas Valanciunas chipped in eight points, making his first four shots of the night. Toronto took a 62-36 lead into the locker-room at halftime with a balanced attack. Nine different Raptors scored in the opening half, none of them in double figures. Rudy Gay, Lowry, Hansbrough and Ross each led the way with nine points in the first 24 minutes as Toronto hit 50 per cent from the field, including 7-of-13 three-point attempts. The Jazz, meanwhile, played like the NBAs only winless team. Utah had 13 turnovers in the opening half leading to 19 Toronto points. The visitors went into the break shooting just 41 per cent, making only one-of-eight attempts from beyond the arc and attempting 12 fewer field goals than Toronto. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 

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