CLEVELAND -- Tonight, the Kings looked like the Kings they said they didnt want to be anymore.
They looked disinterested, unprepared and were worked over in a 109-99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.
Being the team that allowed career highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds to Anthony Bennett -- the first overall pick in last years draft that spent most of the season being clowned for his play -- is just part of the overall woes.
The Cavs shot 47.7 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from three-point range, and piled up 30 assists while the Kings managed only 18.
The Kings were outscored 46-26 in the paint -- even though DeMarcus Cousins did not have to face an injured Anderson Varejao.
The Kings were outrebounded 45-36, too.
If you get 30 assists on 41 field goals offensively thats great, said Kings coach Michael Malone. Defensively that means youre not guarding anybody and they blew by us all night long. No resistance. Very disappointed in our effort, in our competitive spirit and our togetherness.
The Kings looked like a team thats already on its All-Star break. Theres one problem with that -- the Kings have on more game before the break -- Wednesday at New York.
If we approach tomorrow nights game (like this) well get blown out like they did last year, Malone said.
*The Kings were feeling good before this four-game road trip. Theyd beaten Toronto and Chicago at home and were hoping to catch some teams looking ahead toward the break and steal some road wins.
The flipside of that its a great time to blow games, Malone said.
The Kings have shot 38.7 percent in the first three games of the trip and are scoring just 90.7 points per game. Opponents are scoring 100.3 per game.