NBA Game Recap - Sacramento at LA Lakers
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

WAS
96
BOS
90
F
SAC
136
LAL
122
F
MIL
106
MEM
119
F
DAL
102
PHO
128
F
SA
112
UTA
118
F
NO
127
ORL
133
F
POR
134
BKN
133
F

Aug 13, 2020, 1:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Sacramento (31-41)

30

36

41

29

136

LA Lakers (52-19)

40

16

28

38

122

Kings sink 21 3s, roll to win as Lakers rest most starters
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:06 PM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Buddy Hield scored 28 points, including a 3-pointer that capped Sacramento's streak of 11 consecutive baskets made in the third period, and the Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 136-122 on Thursday.

Bogdan Bogdanovic had 27 points as the Kings won for only the third time in the NBA restart. The Kings made 21 3-pointers as Hield shot 8 of 14. Bogdanovic added five 3s.

The Lakers had their focus on the playoffs. Most Lakers starters were held out, but LeBron James had 17 points in 15 minutes, all in the first half.

Dion Waiters led the Lakers with 19 points. Markieff Morris had 14.

Los Angeles locked up the Western Conference's No. 1 seed three games into the restart. Coach Frank Vogel said he believes the Lakers used the restart to prepare for the playoffs.

"I always feel like there's more we can accomplish and improve upon, but with the circumstances of the pandemic ... I thought this was an appropriate time to get ready," Vogel said.

The Lakers still don't know who they will face in the first round of the playoffs. The No. 8 seed will be determined in a play-in this weekend.

The Kings will miss the playoffs for the 14th consecutive year - the league's longest streak. They haven't made the postseason since losing to San Antonio in the first round of the 2006 playoffs.

The Kings led 56-52 when James left the game for good late in the first half. Hield added two 3-pointers in the closing minutes of the half to stretch the halftime advantage to 66-56.

Sacramento outscored the Lakers 36-16 in the second period and 41-28 in the third. Hield sank a 3 to stretch the Kings' lead to 28 points at 101-73.

MESSAGE TO FANS

Coach Luke Walton said his message to frustrated Kings fans was "stick with us and stay patient."

"We're working as hard as we can," Walton said. "We believe in ourselves and we believe we're going to get back into the playoffs. We just have to be patient with the group we have."

STILL STREAKING

James missed two layups in his limited time, but still easily reached double figures in points in his 995th consecutive game. He reached 10 points by sinking two free throws early in the second period and then added a fallaway jumper on the Lakers' next possession.

PARKER SHINES

Kings forward Jabari Parker had 19 points and eight rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench. It was a rare opportunity for Parker, who had to recover from the coronavirus, to show his value in extended minutes.

Parker said he hopes to remain in Sacramento, but hasn't decided if he will exercise his player option in his contract.

"I don't plan on moving again," said Parker, who was traded to the Kings from the Atlanta Hawks on Feb. 6.

TIP-INS

Kings: Nemanja Bjelica had 15 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds. ... Bogdanovic had nine assists. ... Kent Bazemore (sore left calf) missed his third straight game. De'Aaron Fox (left shoulder) and Richaun Holmes (sore right leg) also did not play.

Lakers: Rookie Talen Horton-Tucker set a career high with 14 points. ... Anthony Davis (knee), Alex Caruso (neck) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ribs) did not play. Also, Kyle Kuzma was rested.

UP NEXT

Kings: Season ends.

Lakers: As the No. 1 seed in the West, Lakers will face the winner of the play-in for the No. 8 seed.

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Leaders

Sacramento PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Brewer 0 0 1 0 0 0
B. Hield 28 12 2 5 2 0
LA Lakers PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Waiters 19 -1 5 3 0 0
L. James 17 -13 4 3 0 0

Team Comparison

SAC LAL
Points For 136 122
Field Goals 54/95-57% 48/98-49%
Three Pointers 21/47-45% 15/35-43%
Free Throws 7/12-58% 11/15-73%
Offensive Rebounds 9 15
Defensive Rebounds 35 32
Rebounds 48 52
Blocks 2 1
Steals 12 6
Turnovers 14 17
Points Scored Off Turnovers 27 18
Points in the Paint 58 54
Fast Break Points 21 5
Personal Fouls 15 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - LAL Leads Series 2-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 15 SAC 97 @ LAL 99 C. Joseph 2 Q. Cook 2
Sat Feb 1 LAL 129 @ SAC 113 Q. Cook 5 H. Barnes 2
Thu Aug 13 SAC 136 @ LAL 122 K. Guy 2 D. Green 2

Game Information

Stadium: HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 2:04