Cavaliers lose on buzzer beater in Sacramento

Cavaliers lose on buzzer beater in Sacramento

A buzzer beater three-pointer from Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes handed the Cleveland Cavaliers a 100-98 loss.

Gut-wrenching. That is the perfect way to describe the Cleveland Cavaliers loss to the Sacramento Kings Saturday night. Cleveland held a one-point lead with 1.6 seconds left as a Harrison Barnes three-pointer goes in with no time left to defeat the Cavaliers 100-98.

This was just a great shot by Barnes on what was an attempt with a high degree of difficulty. It really is a fitting way for this Cavaliers team to fall short isn’t it? A win seeming almost definite only to be snatched away in the final seconds.

Collin Sexton made his return and led the team in scoring with 26 points. The Cavaliers guard made 11 of 24 field goal attempts (1-5 3PT) and 3 of 5 free throw attempts. Sexton did finish with 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

Darius Garland was the Cavs second-highest scorer with 18 points. Garland went 7-18 from the field (1-3 3PT) and 3-4 from the charity stripe. Garland also had 3 rebounds, 2 assists,s and 2 steals.

The third-highest scorer for Cleveland was Larry Nance Jr. with 17 points. Nance continued to put together his all around good performances as he also had 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals.

The rise of Dean Wade continues as the young forward led the Cavaliers in bench scoring with 13 points. Wade made half of his field goal attempts (4-8), 2 of 5 three-pointers, and all 3 free throws. It has been an impressive run off the bench for Wade as he seems to be turning into a reliable option for the Cavaliers. Wade rounded out his night with 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.

The Cavaliers have an off day Sunday after playing two consecutive games. Cleveland will return to action Monday night in Utah to take on the Jazz.
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