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Lakers' furious rally falls short at finish in loss to Sacramento Kings

Lakers' furious rally falls short at finish in loss to Sacramento Kings

For most of the night, the Lakers looked completely outmatched by the Sacramento Kings. A furious rally, led by the team's young prospects, gave the Lakers a chance in the final minute, only to fall short in a 118-115 defeat at Sacramento.

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 DeMarcus Cousins picked up an early fifth foul and the Lakers suddenly found their footing.

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 Jordan Clarkson's running jumper with 3:49 left in...

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