Kings Notes: Three-headed Backcourt Posts Big Numbers in Win Over Cavs

Feasting on the road. The Sacramento Kings moved to 7-6 on the season away from Golden 1 Center with their 129-110 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday evening.

Six players scored in double figures for Sacramento, including standout performances from the team's starting backcourt of De'Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield. The Kings shot 57.1 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from long range on their way to a third-straight win.

Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson and Alex Burks all crested the 20-point mark, but it wasn't nearly enough to keep Cleveland in the game.

Here are five notes as the Kings improve to 13-11 on the season:

Fox gets loose in the Cavs house

Fox broke out of his mini-slump Friday evening in Cleveland. After posting just 13.3 points per game over his previous six contests, Fox dropped 30 on 12-of-16 shooting, including four makes from long range. He added 12 assists and three steals in the win.

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This was the second time this season that the sophomore guard produced a 30-point, 10-assist game. He joins James Harden, Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday as the only four players to accomplish the feat two-or-more times this year.

Shooters shoot

Fox and Hield are making a nice backcourt pairing. While Fox provides the slashing, Hield continues to bomb away from the perimeter.

The Kings' starting shooting guard finished the night with 25 points on 5-of-8 shooting from behind the arc. He added four rebounds and tied his career-high with two blocks. He was credited with three blocks early, but the final box took one away.

Not shy

Fox, Hield and Bogdanovic - the backcourt trio continues to post big offensive numbers for Sacramento. Bogdan scored 15 points on the evening, but it took 18 shots to get there. He had eight attempts in just five minutes in the first quarter.

Bogdanovic typically doesn't take a lot of bad shots and he was able to breakdown the Cavs defense with ease, but he may have forced a few things against Cleveland.

Rookie return

Marvin Bagley missed the last week of action due to back spasms. He managed to play 25 minutes in his return, dropping 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting. Bagley only grabbed a single rebound, but when both teams shoot over 50 percent from the field, there aren't a lot of boards to go around.

There is no word on whether Bagley will be available against the Pacers Saturday on the second night of a back-to-back.


Nemanja Bjelica started off the season with a bang, but he's had a quiet few weeks. Against the Cavs, the Kings' starting power forward scored a modest 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting and added four rebounds and two assists.

Bjelica also posted a game-high plus-35 in the plus/minus category. He is an incredibly efficient and effective player that has made a major impact on the Kings in his first season with the team.

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