Bennett scores career-high as Cavs top Kings


Posted at Feb 12 2014 03:30 PM | Updated as of Feb 12 2014 11:30 PM

Cavaliers 109, Kings 99

Anthony Bennett recorded his first career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in the Cleveland Cavaliers' victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Bennett, the top overall pick in the 2013 draft, recorded career highs in both points and rebounds.

It was the third consecutive win for the Cavs (19-33), who had five players in double figures.

Center DeMarcus Cousins paced the Kings (17-35) with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Point guard Isaiah Thomas added 16 points and eight assists for the Kings, who have the worst record in the Western Conference.

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Bobcats 114, Mavericks 89

Al Jefferson scored 30 points and forward Anthony Tolliver came off the bench to score 22 as the Charlotte Bobcats cooled off the streaking Dallas Mavericks.

The Bobcats went on extended runs to open both the second and third quarters, going on a 10-0 spurt to open the second quarter and then a 13-1 run in the third. They led by as many as 27.

The Mavericks came to Charlotte riding a five-game winning streak.

Dirk Nowitzki shrugged off a sprained left ankle that sidelined him much of the second quarter to lead the Mavericks with 16 points. Guard Monta Ellis also scored 16.

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Grizzlies 92, Wizards 89

The Memphis Grizzlies held off Washington for a victory despite a late scoring drought and a career-high 37 points from Wizards guard Bradley Beal.

Memphis went without a field goal for a 6 1/2-minute stretch of the fourth quarter, and lost an earlier 16-point lead but rallied late and saw Washington's John Wall miss a potential tying shot at the final buzzer.

Nick Calathes and center Marc Gasol each scored 18 points for Memphis (28-23).

Washington (25-26) got 17 points from forward Nene.