Kings overcome LeBron's triple-double, hold on in 4th quarter for 125-110 win over Lakers

Thu, Nov 16, 2023
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Kings overcome LeBron's triple-double, hold on in 4th quarter for 125-110 win over Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Domantas Sabonis had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings overcame LeBron James' 108th career triple-double and the Lakers' fourth-quarter comeback bid for their fourth straight victory, 125-110 over Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

De'Aaron Fox and Kevin Huerter scored 28 points apiece for the Kings, who snapped Los Angeles' three-game winning streak with their fifth win in six games over their downstate rivals. Huerter hit six 3-pointers.

James had 28 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in his first triple-double of his 21st NBA season, breaking his tie with Jason Kidd for the fifth-most in NBA history.

The Kings have won three straight over the Lakers in Los Angeles, and their three top scorers staked them to a 26-point lead early in the fourth quarter. The Lakers surprisingly kept their starters in the game and made a 30-13 run, but ran out of time while never getting closer than nine points.

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D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points for the Lakers, who lost at home for the first time in six games this season. Anthony Davis managed just nine points on 3-of-9 shooting and nine rebounds in Los Angeles' fourth game in six days.

The Kings needed overtime to beat the Lakers in Sacramento last month, but they opened a 19-point lead in the first quarter of this matchup. Sacramento led 106-80 with 11 minutes to play, but Lakers coach Darvin Ham kept his starters in the game.

Los Angeles closed the gap to 119-110 on Cam Reddish's 3-pointer with 3:05 to play, but James made a turnover and missed a 3-point attempt on the Lakers' next two possessions.

The loss ends a positive stretch of play for the Lakers, who followed a three-game skid with a three-game winning streak capped by their first blowout win of the season Tuesday over Memphis. Los Angeles again struggled to defend the perimeter, allowing 16 3-pointers to the Kings after the Grizzlies hit 20.

Davis scored four points in the game's first four minutes, but didn't score again until the fourth quarter.


Kings: At San Antonio on Friday.

Lakers: At Portland on Friday.



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