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Kings shock Cavs in overtime

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LeBron James notched his second straight triple-double, but it wasn't enough to stave off an upset as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell 116-112 in overtime to the Sacramento Kings yesterday morning (Singapore time).

After Arron Afflalo's three-pointer with 30.8 seconds left in overtime put Sacramento up 115-112, James missed a three-pointer with 10 seconds remaining and Kings star DeMarcus Cousins capped the scoring with a free-throw with five seconds to play.

It wasn't the response James wanted to see when he called out teammates in the wake of their loss to New Orleans on Monday.

He notched his second triple-double in as many games with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, but the NBA champions lost for the sixth time in their last eight games.

After the defeat by the Pelicans, James called the Cavaliers "top-heavy" intimating he, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love didn't have a strong enough supporting cast.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said that the team would handle their superstar's outburst internally.

"We talked to him and he understood and now we're going to move on," Lue said.- AFP


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