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Ty Lawson jump-starts the Kings by keeping it simple. He runs with the ball, and his teammates sprint to keep up. He did that to great effect on Monday, matching his season-high with 19 points as the Kings defeated the Detroit Pistons 109-104 and ended a season-worst five-game losing streak.
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A by-the-numbers look at the Kings’ 109-104 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Cavaliers’ LeBron James insists his team isn’t in a slump. But that was before Cleveland lost 124-122 to the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. The loss sent the Cavaliers, who host the Kings on Wednesday, to their fifth loss in seven games.
A growing losing streak last week drops Sacramento an average of more than three spots in the six weekly polls that comprise the weekly rankings roundup.