LOS ANGELES – Domantas Sabonis scored 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings overcame LeBron James’ 108th career triple-double and a fourth-quarter comeback from the Lakers for their fourth straight victory, 125-110 over Los Angeles on Wednesday. a night.
De’Aaron Fox and Kevin Huerter each scored 28 points for the Kings, who ended Los Angeles’ three-game winning streak with their fifth victory in six meetings with their midstate rivals.
“We got off to a great start,” said Huerter, who hit six 3-pointers. “We proved ourselves offensively, we came out in transition, we played fast. I don’t think we maintained that level the rest of the game, but we showed what we’re capable of when we play at that level.”
James scored 28 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds in his first triple-double in his 21st season in the NBA, breaking a tie with Jason Kidd for the fifth time in NBA history. He also led the Lakers’ drive in the fourth quarter when he cut Sacramento’s 26-point lead to nine points before running out of steam.
Sacramento coach Mike Brown described the 38-year-old James’ efforts as “amazing.”
“I don’t know if you can put a timeline on when it’s over,” added Brown, who coached James for five seasons in Cleveland. “I think there’s only one person who can do it, and that’s him. Well, maybe two, because his wife might be able to do something about it. It’s absolutely amazing that he’s doing what he’s doing at his age. It’s phenomenal. I’m amazed every time we play him.” “.
The Kings won three straight over the Lakers in Los Angeles, and their top three scorers contributed to their 106-80 lead early in the fourth quarter. Surprisingly, the Lakers maintained their early lead and took a 30-13 lead, but were unable to close the gaping hole.
“When we stop and take care of the ball, we’re usually fine,” Lakers coach Darvin Hamm said. “I know how much scoring we have on our team, especially those five guys who finished the game for us. You have to give them a chance to see what we can do. Maybe some turnovers and missed shots on their part, you can step up and make it a game, and I think we did that.”
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 with nine rebounds and four blocked shots in Los Angeles’ fourth game in six days.
Davis scored four points in the first four minutes of the game, but did not score again until the fourth quarter.
“I played poorly,” said Davis, who suffered a quadriceps injury in recent days. “I wouldn’t put him on anything. It was just missed shots. … I still treat him every day. Obviously you don’t get that day to attack him (during a play) back-to-back. It still bothered me a little bit, but I still had to Going out there and doing my job.
The Kings needed overtime to beat the Lakers in Sacramento last month, but they led by 19 points in the first quarter of this game. Los Angeles cut the lead to 119-110 on a Cam Reddish 3-pointer with 3:05 left, but James made a turnover and missed a three-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 that culminated in their first big 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 made 20.
Kings: At San Antonio on Friday.
Lakers: At Portland on Friday.
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