SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings beat Cleveland 103-84 on Sunday night, the Cavaliers’ seventh loss in eight games with LeBron James out with a strained back and sore left knee.
Rudy Gay added 23 points for Sacramento. Darren Collison had 16, and Carl Landry 11.
Kevin Love led Cleveland with 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Kyrie Irving scored 14 of his 21 points in the first quarter and had seven assists. Timofey Mozgov, acquired from Denver last week, had 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Cleveland is 1-8 in its last nine games to drop to 19-19.
Next up for the Cleveland Cavaliers: They take on the Phoenix Suns Tuesday night at 9 p.m.