February 28th, 2024

NBA roundup: Mitchell, Cavs keep rolling in 136-110 win over Kings

By The Associated Press on February 5, 2024.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell goes up for a dunk in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Donovan Mitchell scored 29 points, Max Strus added 22 and the Cleveland Cavaliers dunked the Sacramento Kings 136-110 on Monday night for their sixth straight NBA win and 14th in 15 games.

The Cavs are a league-best 19-4 since Dec. 16. Cleveland matched a season high with 23 3-pointers in winning its ninth straight home game and eighth in nine against teams from the West.

Sacramento’s Domantas Sabonis had 12 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists for his 15th triple-double this season, tying him with Denver’s Nikola Jokic for the league lead.

Harrison Barnes added 22 points and De’Aaron Fox had 19 as the Kings finished 5-2 on a season-long trip.

Elsewhere in the NBA on Monday:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Anthony Davis had 26 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists for his third career triple-double, and Los Angeles beat short-handed Charlotte.

D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points and LeBron James had 26 for the Lakers, who won their third straight and concluded a 4-2 trip.

Miles Bridges scored a career-high 41 points and rookie Brandon Miller added 33 points for the Hornets, who lost their eighth straight since trading Terry Rozier to Miami.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Kyrie Irving had 23 points and eight assists and Luka Doncic scored 19 points as Dallas beat Philadelphia.

Irving and Doncic played together for just the 23rd time in the Mavericks’ 50 games. Josh Green scored 20 points for the Mavericks.

Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 19 points, Tobias Harris had 17 and Tyrese Maxey 15 for the Sixers, who fell to 4-11 without injured MVP Joel Embiid, who’s set for knee surgery this week.

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