Kings defeat Cavaliers, 124-80, in biggest rout of NBA season

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Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points and the Sacramento Kings won their third consecutive game with the biggest rout in the NBA this season, a 124-80 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night in Sacramento.

The Kings scored 16 straight points in the third quarter and led by 28 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 league this season, according to STATS.

C.J. Miles had 14 points for the Cavaliers, who had won two in a row. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland’s leading scorer, had seven points, missing 11 of 14 shots and three of four free throws.


at San Antonio 104, Minnesota 86: Kawhi Leonard scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and the Spurs ran away from the Timberwolves for their fourth straight win.

Tony Parker had 14 points and 10 assists for West-leading San Antonio. Already without Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter, the Spurs lost Danny Green early in the second quarter to a sprained finger. Nikola Pekovic scored 22 for Minnesota.

at Memphis 108, Atlanta 101: Mike Conley had 21 points and 13 assists and Zach Randolph had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who beat the Hawks for the third time in the last 15 games.