For most of the night, the
The Kings quickly jumped to a 21-point lead in the first quarter, increasing it to 24 in the second and 27 in the third. But All-Star center
Sacramento's 90-63 lead with 6:14 left in the third quarter completely evaporated over the next 10 minutes. The Lakers took a 109-108 lead on
Russell scored a career-high 27 points before suffering what looked like a right ankle sprain. After trying to play through the injury, he left for the final 1:46.
Clarkson's jumper gave the Lakers a two-point advantage with 1:34 left, but after a Cousins free throw, Clarkson's shot right at the basket bounced out.
Cousins finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
The Lakers got 20 points from Lou Williams, 15 from Clarkson and 10 from Brandon Bass. Randle led the Lakers with 10 rebounds, while scoring six points with five turnovers.
As a team, the Lakers shot 54.7% from the field, 33.3% from behind the arc (8 of 24) and 86.2% from the free-throw line (25 of 29).
Sacramento shot 55.3%, 28.6% (6 of 21) and 66.7% (18 of 27), respectively.
The Lakers (8-29) play again on Friday, hosting the