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Kings prevail over Lakers in marathon triple-OT thriller

LOS ANGELES — Alvin Gentry mentioned when he turned Sacramento’s interim coach that it was going to take everybody if the Kings have been going to cease their season from spiraling uncontrolled.

On Friday night time, they received loads of contributions up and down the roster. Seven gamers scored in double figures as Sacramento outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers 141-137 in triple extra time.

“There are guys this season that have not performed many minutes, however they’re beginning to give us a lift when referred to as upon,” Gentry mentioned. “For us it takes a village and that is what we try to do. We continued to compete, plow our method again somewhat at a time and finally took the lead.”

De’Aaron Fox scored 34 factors and Buddy Hield had 13 of his 25 after regulation for the Kings, who’ve received two straight after dropping eight of 9. They’re 2-1 since Luke Walton was fired Sunday.

In a recreation that noticed 19 ties and 23 lead modifications, the Lakers led 126-124 a minute into the third extra time when the Kings went on an 11-2 run to go up by seven with 1:54 remaining. Marvin Bagley III had 5 factors in the course of the spurt, together with a three-point play to offer Sacramento the lead.

Carmelo Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 9.4 seconds remaining to get the Lakers inside a basket, however Hield sank a pair of free throws on the following possession to place it away.

Tyrese Haliburton had 19 factors for the Kings, who have been of their first triple-OT recreation since 2009.

“It has been good to get the 2 wins however we’re nonetheless climbing,” Fox mentioned. “We wished to maintain operating and preserve the tempo up. We did not have contemporary legs on the market, however they have been younger legs.”

The Lakers, who’re 10-11 after dropping 5 of their final seven, had 4 gamers with at the least 20 factors with the primary time this season. LeBron James led the way in which with 30 factors, Russell Westbrook added 29, Anthony Davis 23 and Malik Monk 20.

“Once we get a possibility to knock a staff out, we simply enable them to stay round,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel mentioned. “We knew the early season was going to be bumpy. You wish to win video games like this however there’s a big-picture mindset we’re taking with this staff.”

The Lakers scored the primary six factors of the primary extra time and have been up 110-103 earlier than the Kings scored seven straight, together with Hield’s 3-pointer to tie it with 28 seconds remaining. Davis had a driving layup with 9.0 seconds remaining however Sacramento pressured a second OT on Hield’s 18-foot jumper.

The most important lead anybody had within the second extra time was three factors. James made a driving layup with 24 seconds remaining to tie it at 124. Sacramento had the ultimate possession, however could not get a shot off.

“We’re very annoyed. First recreation after the highway journey, this can be a recreation we must always have received,” Davis mentioned. “We had management of it within the fourth and let it get away. We’ve to be a greater house staff than we’re proper now.”


Monk scored 11 factors throughout a 24-8 second-half run that noticed the Lakers flip a three-point deficit with 4 minutes to go within the third quarter into an 86-73 benefit with 10:02 remaining.

The Kings would counter with a 22-5 rally, together with eight factors from Alex Len, to grab a 98-93 benefit with 2:26 to go. Los Angeles, although, scored seven of the final 9 factors of regulation to ship it to extra time.

After a layup by James gave the Lakers a 100-98 benefit, Fox tied it with a layup with 21 seconds to go. The Lakers had the ultimate shot, however James missed a 3-pointer on the buzzer to ship it to extra time.


Kings: Maurice Harkless began and performed solely eight minutes because of left knee soreness. … It was Fox’s second recreation this season with at the least 30 factors. He scored 37 on Nov. 10 at San Antonio. … Terence Davis had 13 factors earlier than fouling out in extra time. … Harrison Barnes (proper foot sprain) and Richaun Holmes (proper eye contusion) have been out of the lineup.

Lakers: It was Los Angeles’ first triple OT recreation since 2011. … Anthony (16 factors) was 6 of 13 from the sphere after going 7 of 27 the previous two video games. … This was Monk’s third recreation with at the least 20 factors since becoming a member of Los Angeles in the course of the offseason. … Davis reached 800 profession steals when he stripped the ball from Fox in the course of the first extra time.


Kings: Journey to Memphis Sunday.

Lakers: Host Detroit Sunday.


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