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FSM Recap: Lakers vs Kings – Game 64 – 2023

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Los Angeles Lakers (34-30)  |  Sacramento Kings (42-19)

 

Wednesday night, it was the Lakers vs Kings in Los Angeles. The Lakers led early, but De’Aaron Fox was too much as the Kings beat L.A. 130-120 in a game with huge playoff-seeding implications. 

 

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On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Sacramento Kings in Crypto.com Arena. This game had massive standings implications, with only a handful to go in the regular season.

The Lakers came in having lost both matchups to the Kings earlier in the season, and that continued as Sacramento dominated the Lakers from the second quarter on to pick up a 130-120 victory.

Former Lakers head coach Mike Brown’s squad, never turned back after being able to turn it on in the second quarter, with former Lakers guard Malik Monk playing out of his mind. Monk was doing whatever he wanted on the floor and got a lot of help from Fox, who finished the night with a game-high 44 points.

Their tempo, their pace,LeBron James said after the game. “They made a sub, we made a sub. Malik Monk came in and made a big impact. Davion Mitchell made a big impact when he came in. They changed the game into a complete 180. That was the difference from one quarter to the next.

As a result of the loss, the Lakers now fall to 34-30 on the season while falling back to the 10th spot in the WesternConference standings.

 

Lakers vs Kings First Quarter:

 

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The Lakers got off to a quick start in this one behind five points from Austin Reaves and a three-point play from LeBron James. Anthony Davis then got in on the action with a three-point play before D’Angelo Russell connected from deep, giving L.A. an early 16-7 advantage.

The Lakers continued pouring it on from there as Spencer Dinwiddie connected from deep, and then Rui Hachimura had five straight points to extend the lead to 30-13.

De’Aaron Fox eventually got going through to end the quarter as the Kings went on a run to cut their deficit to 37-28.

 

Lakers vs Kings 2nd Quarter:

 

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Sacramento’s run continued into the second quarter as the Lakers were forced to take a timeout with their lead dwindling to six.

Taurean Prince helped settle the Lakers back in with a 3-pointer, and then James had a monster poster dunk. Malik Monk did an excellent job of providing a spark off the bench for the Kings, though, as they continued to chip away, eventually taking a 50-48 lead with the Lakers struggling offensively.

The Kings stayed hot from there, hitting a trio of triples to open up a double-digit lead of their own. The Lakers’ defense seemingly could not get a stop the entire second quarter, with Fox and Monk taking turns to abuse different players. After Fox beat the halftime buzzer, the Lakers went into the locker room trailing 72-57.

 

Lakers vs Kings 3rd Quarter:

 

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Sacramento immediately extended its lead to 20 to start the third quarter before the Lakers rattled off six straight. After a smart Kings timeout, though, they continued dominating as Davis picked up his fourth foul and went to the bench, which meant that Fox was able to get to the rim with ease.

The Lakers finally started showing some life towards the end of the third quarter, with James attacking the basket to get the deficit down to 12. That’s where it stayed to end the third as the Lakers went into the fourth quarter trailing 104-92.

We came out with a plan to force him (Fox) to his right hand and force Malik to his left hand,” Darvin Ham said in his post-game press conference. “We didn’t do a great job of that in real live-game action. They’re tough. Both of those guys are tough because they make the shots you’re trying to give up, those tough twos. And then the times we did force a miss, Sabonis was able to get active, AD is contesting, we don’t have anybody come over and get a hit on Sabonis, so they’re able to collect some timely offensive rebounds. But we just got to get better from it. The calvary ain’t coming, we got 18 left.

 

Lakers vs Kings 4th Quarter:

 

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With James on the bench to begin the fourth, the Kings quickly built their lead back to 17. The Lakers eventually brought LeBron James back in to make one last run, and they got it down to 12 with around five minutes to play.

But the Lakers didn’t have enough in the tank, as the Kings held on to beat the L.A. 130-120.

To make matters worse, James headed to the locker room with an apparent injury before the game concluded in the fourth quarter, which raised some serious cause for concern.

I’ll be alright,” James said. “It was what I was dealing with before the break, after the break, and just managing it as best as I can. Played the whole third and sat a little bit to start the fourth. When I got back in, it was kind of just whatever. Something I need to deal with.

James finished the game with a team-high 31 points to go along with 13 assists and five rebounds in 33 minutes on Wednesday night.

 

 

The Los Angeles Lakers host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, March 8th, at 7:30 pm PST at Crypto.com Arena. Thank you for visiting FranchiseSportsMedia.com for your Las Vegas Sports news.

 

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