Kings Outplay Lakers as LeBron Records Triple-Double
De’Aaron Fox, Kevin Huerter and Domantas Sabonis spearheaded Sacramento’s assault against the Lakers as they combined for 85 points and led the Kings to their fourth straight win, a 125-110 victory against Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Fox and Huerter dropped 28 points each, while Sabonis chipped in with 29 points and 16 rebounds. Despite LeBron James’ 108th career triple-double in the NBA, which included 28 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, the Lakers couldn’t overcome the Kings’ surge. James tried to rally the Lakers in the fourth quarter, slicing Sacramento’s 26-point lead to nine, but the Lakers eventually ran out of steam. Coach Mike Brown called James’ effort “amazing” and admitted he doesn’t know when he might be done playing as he continues to dominate the league in his 21st season. The Kings have now won five of their last six meetings with their Los Angeles rivals. Sacramento has now beat the Lakers three straight times in Los Angeles. The Lakers attempted a fourth-quarter rally but couldn’t close the gap on the Kings, supplemented by the 28-point effort from D’Angelo Russell. Los Angeles also saw Anthony Davis struggle on only nine points and nine rebounds. The Kings’ victory in Los Angeles ends a streak of good play by the Lakers, who had won three straight games after a three-game skid. The two teams will next face San Antonio and Portland, respectively.