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Kings Can't Handle Anthony Bennett (Yes That Anthony Bennett), Lose To Cavs 109-99

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The Kings lost to Anthony Bennett, but that's to be expected from a first overall pick.

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The Sacramento Kings became the latest victim to rookie superstar Anthony Bennett, losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-99 in Cleveland.  Bennett, the first overall pick in this year's draft, put up a stellar performance, finishing with 19 points and 10 rebounds.  The Kings had hoped to steal a win in Cleveland, but the Cavs have been firing on all cylinders this season, and have been led by the consistent play of Anthony Bennett.

The Kings were led by 21 points and 10 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins.  The Kings were hesitant to rely on Cousins in this game, but it made sense against a powerhouse big man like Tyler Zeller.

Ultimately, the Cavs are just too good.  Even without Anderson Varejao and C.J. Miles, the Cavs just have too many weapons.  Luol Deng led the Cavs in scoring, continuing his trend of fitting in wonderfully since being acquired from the Bulls.  Dion Waiters continued his stellar career with 20 points and eight assists.

The Kings next travel to New York for a game Wednesday against the Knicks.  Yet another team with no issues to speak of, working in perfect harmony.  The Kings certainly face an uphill battle on this roadtrip that nobody had high expectations for.

For the opponent's perspective, be sure to check out Fear The Sword, our excellent Cavs blog.