2. Why did the Lakers win? Kings Coach
The Lakers had 14 offensive rebounds to the Kings' nine. The Kings shot 24-37 from the free-throw line (64.9%).
3. Though the Lakers have many flaws, they don't turn the ball over often. On Tuesday, they had a season-low five miscues. They came into the game as the overall fifth-best team at an average of 12 turnovers a game. Sacramento had 16 as six Lakers finished with at least one steal (while three had two apiece).
4. The Lakers improved to 6-16, now even with the
5. Bryant is now just 30 points away from tying Michael Jordan on the all-time
Bonus item: The Lakers did not sell out at home for the first time this season, with 18,267 attending the game -- 730 shy of Staples Center's capacity for Lakers games.