Domantas Sabonis scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the visiting Sacramento Kings extended their winning streak to four games with a 125-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.
De’Aaron Fox scored 28 points and Kevin Huerter matched his season high with 28 points while making six 3-pointers as the Kings improved to 2-0 against the Lakers, including an overtime victory at Sacramento on Oct. 29. The latest win came in the opener of a six-game road swing.
Fox has scored 28 points in both games since returning from a five-game absence caused by an ankle injury that occurred in the previous game against Los Angeles.
LeBron James produced 28 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his first triple-double of the season as the Lakers saw their three-game winning streak come to an end. D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points and Cam Reddish added 16 for Los Angeles, who fell to 5-1 at home.
Lakers forward Anthony Davis, who has been bothered by a hip injury, scored nine points and pulled down nine rebounds in 35 minutes.
The Kings jumped out to a lead three seconds into the game on a three-point play from Fox and never trailed. Sacramento led by as many as 20 points in the first quarter and were up 38-25 after one period and were on top 72-59 at halftime.
Sabonis already secured his double-double in the first half with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Fox had 21 points in the first half.
The Kings were up 100-77 with just over a minute remaining in the third quarter and went into the final period with a 104-80 advantage. The Lakers pulled within single digits late in the fourth quarter before the Kings put away the game.
Los Angeles was overwhelmed one night after a victory over the Memphis Grizzlies when they tied a franchise record with 22 made 3-pointers. They went 22 of 35 from distance with their 62.9 percentage the best in NBA history from a team with at least 35 attempts.
The Lakers were 11 of 29 (37.9 percent) from 3-point range Wednesday, while the Kings were 16 of 44 (36.4 percent).