Now with a record of 25-50, the Laker's loss was an important one in the
The Sacramento victory should lock the Lakers into no lower than the sixth position in the lottery.
The Lakers played without
Sacramento also got a double-double from
The Lakers shot 38.5% from the field but 12 three-pointers on 28 attempts (42.9%) helped the team stay close. Sacramento shot 48.8% from the field, making five from behind the arc in 15 tries (33.3%).
Nick Young converted his seventh four-point play of the season, adding to his Lakers' franchise record.
The Lakers return home to host the
The Kings pulled ahead by as many as 12 points in the second quarter before the Lakers closed the gap to eight by halftime.
The Lakers have been led by
In addition to struggling from the field, shooting only 35.4%, the Lakers haven't been defending especially well but they stayed relatively close with 11 free throws in 15 attempts, compared to the Kings' five of nine.
The Lakers also made seven three-pointers in 16 tries, while Sacramento is five of nine from long range.
The Lakers are playing short-handed tonight, with
Despite the injuries, the Lakers have been competitive in the first quarter in Sacramento.
Sacramento leads by a point after 12 minutes after
The Lakers are being led by
The Lakers (25-49) visit the Sacramento Kings (26-48) on Wednesday night, in a game that could determine who has higher position heading into the
Chris Kaman is a game-time decision and Pau Gasol will sit out with a severe recurrence of vertigo that knocked out for over a week. Steve Nash (ankle, nerve root irritation), Kobe Bryant (knee) and Jordan Farmar (groin) are also out.
Sacramento point guard Isaiah Thomas has been recently sidelined with a quad injury.
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