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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento Kings, Game 25 preview and listings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers (5-19) will continue their three-game homestand on Friday night, as they welcome the Sacramento Kings (12-11) for the only time this season. 

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Quicken Loans Arena

TV: FoxSports Ohio 

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.

Online: FoxSports Go apps

Last meeting: The Cavs lost to the Kings 109-95 on Dec. 27, 2017. 

Cavs minute: The Cavs have won five of the last seven meetings against Sacramento. … Six players reached double figures in the loss against the Warriors Wednesday. It’s the 11th time that’s happened this season. … Behind Tristan Thompson, who ranks second in the NBA in offensive rebounds, the Cavs are averaging 12.1 as a team, which is good for the sixth-best mark. … Thompson (4,661) is nine rebounds away from moving past Hot Rod Williams (4,669) for fourth-most in franchise history. … Cleveland had its highest scoring total in any second quarter this season with 39 points in the second versus the Warriors. … Collin Sexton has now scored in double figures in 20 games so far this season, which is tied for the second-most among rookies. … The Cavs ended a four-game streak of single-digit 3-pointers against Golden State, canning 11 — their most since Nov. 23. 

Kings minute: Sacramento has rebounded from a season-long 3-game losing skid by winning two straight. … Buddy Hield leads a balanced scoring attack, with six players averaging double figures. … Friday’s matchup is the first of a back-to-back for the Kings. They have been swept in each of their last two back-to-backs and their record is 4-6 in back-to-back games this season. … The Kings are now 12-11 through their first 23 games, marking the latest in the season that Sacramento has been above .500 since the 2005-06 campaign — the last Kings team to make the playoffs. … The Kings are averaging 114.7 points per game, which is the highest points per game average through 23 games in the Sacramento Era. … Point guard De’Aaron Fox is averaging 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He is one of five players with averages of 17.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game in 15.0 or more minutes per game. That list includes Rockets guard James Harden, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday and Washington’s John Wall. … Of all the players on the Kings regular season roster, only four of them have four or more years of service in the NBA. … The Kings rank second in 3-point field goal percentage (38.8 percent).

Probable starters:


F Cedi Osman

F Rodney Hood

C Tristan Thompson

G George Hill

G Collin Sexton


F Iman Shumpert

F Nemanja Bjelica

C Willie Cauley-Stein 

G Buddy Hield

G De’Aaron Fox

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