Statistical Showdown: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento Kings

The Cleveland Cavaliers continue their West Coast trip tonight when they take on the Sacramento Kings. The Kings got the better of the Cavs the last meeting in Cleveland, but the Wine and Gold look for their revenge tonight. They came out sluggish last night in the first quarter against the Lakers, so expect Byron Scott to push the tempo tonight.

Cavaliers(9-30, 5-18 away)

January 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) controls the ball against the defense of Cleveland Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller (40) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Points – 94.4 (25th)

Points Allowed – 100.1 (25th)

Assists – 19.5 (29th)

Rebounds – 41.6 (21st)

Advanced Statistics

Offensive efficiency – 98.2 (28th)

Defensive efficiency – 106.3 (28th)

Four Factors

Effective Field Goal % – 46.3% (27th)

Free Throw Rate – .190 (23rd)

Turnover Rate – 13.9 (15th)

Offensive Rebound Rate – 29.5 (8th)

Player to Watch: Tyler Zeller

Points – 7.9

Assists – 1.1

Rebounds – 5.7


Kings (13-24, 10-10 home)

Jan 12, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) dunks the ball over Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem (40) during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Miami Heat defeated the Sacramento Kings 128-99. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports


Points – 97.0 (12th)

Points Allowed – 103.2 (28th)

Assists – 19.9 (27th)

Rebounds – 40.6 (25th)

Advanced Statistics

Offensive efficiency – 101.4 (15th)

Defensive efficiency – 108.5 (30th)

Four Factors

Effective Field Goal % – 48% (21st)

Free Throw Rate – .205 (14th)

Turnover Rate – 13.5 (7th)

Offensive Rebound Rate – 27.5 (14th)

Player to Watch: DeMarcus Cousins

1. Points – 17.4

2. Assists – 2.7

3. Rebounds – 10.1

Key Matchup: A matchup to watch tonight will be Tyler Zeller and DeMarcus Cousins. Obviously Cousins is a far better player, but if Zeller wants to be a legit player in this league he is going to have to get better defensively. Opponent’s big men are killing the Cavs in the paint.

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Tyler Zeller

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