Welcome to your Daily NBA Fix for Monday, Jan. 13. If one were to discuss candidates for the blowout of the year, the Sacramento Kings would be much more likely to be in the discussion to be on the receiving end of such a beat down rather than being the team to administer it.
But there were those Kings on Sunday, hammering the Cleveland Cavaliers into submission and beyond. Sacramento hung up at least 29 points in every quarter and held the Cavs to just 48 points over the final three periods on the way to a 124-80 clubbing of Cleveland.
It’s the largest margin of victory in the NBA this season, the largest margin of victory in the NBA overall since the Thunder clobbered the then-New Orleans Hornets 119-74 on Feb. 27.
However, it’s worth pointing out that the Kings were on the list of teams delivering the most spectacular knockouts last season, as well—on March 13, Sacramento demolished the Bulls by 42 points, 121-79, one of just five 40-point or worse blowouts from 2012-13.
There were just three games in the Association on Sunday and two of them were really lopsided, but the Daily NBA Fix will still deliver highlights, game capsules, the top and bottom five players, the dreaded Goose Egg, Clean and Sober and Ironman awards, we’ll recap who’s circling the drain, there will be some interesting pieces of relevant (and not-so-relevant) information and we’ll look at today’s daily lines for those people who like to wager a buck or two.
Check out the highlights below from the night that was, then get into the game capsules (home teams in CAPS).