The Lakers improved to .500 with a 100-86 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night at
Winning their third game in a row, the Lakers kept pace with last year's team with a 7-7 start, despite playing without
Lakers big man
The Kings were led by guard
Sacramento shot 41.7% from the field and had 14 turnovers. The Lakers made 46% of their shots and had only 10 turnovers.
The Lakers play their next three games on the road in a four-night stretch, beginning Tuesday in Washington against the
The Kings are off until Friday, when they'll host the
The Lakers scored 10 unanswered points to end the third quarter, extending a two-point lead to 12.
The Lakers are shooting 44.8% from the field but only 25% from three-point range.
The Lakers had extended the lead to 13 points but the Kings fought to get the deficit down to single digits.
Blake is nearing a triple-double with seven points, seven assists and five rebounds in 16 minutes in the first half.
The Lakers closed out the first quarter against the Kings with a five-point lead, their biggest of the game.
The Lakers shot 50.0% from the field. The Kings shot 45.5% from the field.
The Lakers (6-7) host the Sacramento Kings (4-8) on Sunday evening at
A win would give the Lakers their first perfect week of the season (2-0) and a .500 record.
The Kings are coming off a difficult loss on Saturday to the
The Lakers are expected to be without
For a more in-depth breakdown, check out Preview: Lakers vs. Kings.