Waiters Thriving in Bench Role for Cavaliers
The points in the paint at the end of the night were dead even at 52 apiece, but the Sacramento Kings were more powerful in the way they muscled to a 124-118 victory over the Cavaliers on Monday.
The loss overshadowed Dion Waiters’ terrific night. Waiters set a career-high with 33 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, but the Kings still managed to sweep the season series and end a six-game losing streak to the Cavs at home.
But the hottest player on the floor for the Cavs was Waiters, who for one night flourished in his new role as a reserve. He was 5 of 9 and made all three of his 3-point attempts in the fourth quarter to single-handedly keep the Cavs in the game on a night Irving struggled.
“I thought he played great,” Scott said. “He scored, made some great decisions offensively. He didn’t turn the ball over. He did some real good things.”