Sacramento Kings small forward Rudy Gay (8) smiles after a basket and foul against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-80. (Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)
SACRAMENTO, CA - Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points and the Sacramento Kings won their third straight game with this season's biggest rout, a 124-80 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.
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 Sacramento's first since December 2012. The 44-point victory margin was the largest in the NBA this season, according to STATS.
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.
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