Kings vs. Lakers – NBA Game Recap – January 18, 2023


LOS ANGELES — Sacramento coach Mike Brown has praised his team’s depth throughout the season. On Wednesday night, the Kings showed it with one of their top players on the sidelines.


In spite of Domantas Sabonis Due to an illness, the Kings extended their winning streak to five with a 116-111 victory behind 32 points from Daron Fox.

“It was a good win by our guys. We’ve said all year that we feel like we’re a deep team,” Brown said. Having the next man mentality was huge for us.

“Domantas is a big part of our offense. And having Fox advance the way he did was great. When we were down he brought us back to her and when he was close, he made us some breakaways.”

All five starters scored in double figures for Sacramento, including Richaun Harris, who started in place of Sabonis and had a season-high 16 points and 11 rebounds.

“Domantas is not a guy you can replace as one,” Harris said. “We wanted to go forward as a committee and I wanted to control the glass as much as I could.”

Harrison Barnes added 20 points and Kevin Huerter He had 18 to help the Kings (25-18) move into third place in the Western Conference.

It is also the first time since the 2004-05 season that the Kings have racked up at least two sets of five games in a season. She had seven matches in November.

LeBron James Los Angeles led by 32 points and Russell Westbrook 19 added. The Lakers are down four of five with their last three losses totaling 10 points.

“We are definitely a football club where there is no room for error. We have to continue to play the way we have played the last two games and try to play flawless basketball,” said James.

) The game was tied at 108 with 1:10 remaining before the Kings scored four straight points for breathing room. Barnes made a layup while being blocked by Westbrook and then hit the free throw with 50 seconds remaining.

Kendrick NunnThe Lakers’ 3-pointer made it 112-111 with seven seconds left in the game, but Holmes made a pair of free throws to push it back to three.

Lakers coach Darvin Ham said, “Late in the game, it was our fault, being indisciplined, and showing our hands all the way through possession was also difficult. It was difficult either. Or passing or driving.”

Keegan MurrayThe dunk gave the Kings an 88-74 lead with 2:33 left in the third quarter before the Lakers pulled ahead. Los Angeles made a 25-10 run over the next six minutes to take the lead.

The Lakers made four three-pointers during the round, including two in a row by Westbrook.


Kings: Murray tied a season-high with 10 rebounds. … Protect Matthew Dellavedova He also missed the match due to a stomach problem. … Fox has at least 20 points in eight halftimes this season, including twice in the first half.

Lakers: James caught seven of his nine passes in the fourth quarter. … Nan had 14 points off the bench, including four three-pointers. … Westbrook was called for a technical procedure early in the second quarter after being called to travel. … Los Angeles led by 14 points late in the first quarter but trailed 61-60 at halftime. .. Dear Gabriel (10 points) Scored in double digits in four consecutive games.

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Kings: Host Oklahoma City on Friday night.

Lakers: Host Memphis on Friday night.


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