Kings defeat Lakers as Sabonis scores a triple-double

December 23, 2022

On Wednesday night, Domantas Sabonis had 13 points, 21 rebounds, and 12 assists to head the Sacramento Kings to a 134-120 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers.


Along with nine consecutive double-doubles and a league-leading 22 this year, Sabonis recorded his second triple-double.


Mike Brown, the coach of the Kings, remarked, “He’s been rebounding the crap off the ball.”. “Even without stats, the amount of effort he puts into his games is incredible. “.


Sacramento’s starters all scored in the double digits. The rookie Keegan Murray scored 23 points, matching his previous high. Harrison Barnes contributed 20 points, and Kevin Huerter scored 26.


Murray said, “We played desperate, especially today, and our starting five did that very well. “We just stayed close and went on runs, which was essential for us. “.


De’Aaron Fox contributed 22 points, and six assists, and LeBron James finished with 31 points. After receiving two technical fouls, Fox was dismissed from the game with 3:09 remaining.


James promised to arrive at work prepared to work. When I’m on the ground, I will lead the other guys. “.


For the first time since Sacramento won all four games against Los Angeles in 2015–16, the Kings have victories over the Lakers in straight games this season. Sacramento has won 17 of 26 games after a 0-4 start.


After trailing by one after the first quarter, the Kings used a 41-point second quarter and a 40-point third quarter to take the lead. After a six-game trip, Sacramento is currently playing a six-game homestand to finish the year 2022. On Monday, Sacramento’s first game back at home against Charlotte ended in a loss.


For the Lakers, James has scored 30 points or more in five straight games. All five Lakers starters reached double digits in scoring. Dennis Schroder had 18, Lonnie Walker IV had 19 points, and Thomas Bryant chipped in with 17 points and ten rebounds.


Darvin Ham, the Lakers’ coach, said, “We have to be more aggressive and put forth more effort. We’ll work it out, I promise. It is for this reason that we have assembled a fantastic staff. “.

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