The Cleveland Cavaliers, for a variety of well-chronicled and fair reasons, have not been a fun team to watch. Even earlier this week, when they laid an egg against a short-handed Memphis Grizzlies team, the Cavs were the opposite of fun.
Against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, the Cavs were just the opposite and came back from an 11-point deficit in the third quarter to pull out a 120-111 win in Sacramento.
Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 30 points to go along with four assists. LeBron James a added 25 points of his own and Tristan Thompson added 18 points to go along with 15 rebounds. Kevin Love added 17 as well, four of which came on a four-point play late in the fourth quarter that put the game effectively out of reach.
DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 29 points, but was just 8-22 from the field, as he struggled against Thompson inside while missing five of the six 3-pointers he attempted.
The stars off the Cavs' four-game West Coast road trip with a win and came in a way that differed from the Cavs' other games of late. For instance, when Love made a corner three and was fouled, the other four players on the floor all came over to celebrate the moment with Love. Soon after, when J.R. Smith hit a three-pointer to put the Cavs up 10 with a minute to go, he celebrated by first doing Cam Newton's touchdown dance and followed it up by breaking out the air guitar with Irving.
For tonight, at least, the Cavs are all Smith and Irving doing the air guitar on loop en route to Los Angeles.