Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 3)

Series starts 10/19

Game 1: Friday, October 19th
Kings103Final
Lakers98
Game 2: Sunday, October 21st
Kings99Final
Lakers92
Game 3: Thursday, October 25th
Kings94Final
Lakers82

Kings 103

(3-1, 2-1 away)

Lakers 98

(0-5, 0-5 home)

10:00 PM ET, October 19, 2012

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

1 2 3 4 T
SAC 27 23 31 22103
LAL 20 26 29 2398

Top Performers

Sacramento: M. Thornton 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl

Los Angeles: K. Bryant 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Kings 103, Lakers 98

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Marcus Thornton scored 19 points, while DeMarcus Cousins had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings over the winless Los Angeles Lakers, 103-98 Friday night.

Kobe Bryant finished with 22 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes for the Lakers (0-5), while Pau Gasol had 20 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes for the Kings (3-1), who only trailed once.

Steve Nash added eight points and six assists in 28 minutes for the Lakers. All three did not play in the fourth quarter.

The Lakers' Dwight Howard will try to play Sunday night against Sacramento in Los Angeles. It will be determined by the Lakers medical staff. Howard, who had back surgery last April, made the trip to Las Vegas.

Tyreke Evans and Jimmer Fredette each had 14 points off the bench for the Kings, who never led by more than eight points.

Devin Ebanks came off the bench with 20 points for Los Angeles, which played its annual preseason game at the Thomas & Mack Center. Ebanks was 4 of 5 from 3-point range.

The Kings were 22 of 27 (82 percent) from the free throw line and had a 28-10 advantage in fast-break points.

Bryant finished 7 of 12 from the field and 8 of 11 from the free throw line.

James Johnson had 12 for the Kings, while Isaiah Thomas had eight points and 10 rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAC
LAL
Points 103 98
FGM-FGA 36-81 (.444) 36-77 (.468)
3PM-3PA 9-22 (.409) 8-22 (.364)
FTM-FTA 22-27 (.815) 18-23 (.783)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 11-42 9-40
Assists 19 22
Turnovers 16 18
Steals 11 8
Blocks 5 6
Fast Break Points 28 10
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 2

Top Performers

Sacramento
Los Angeles
Marcus Thornton Thornton
Points: 19
Reb: 5
Ast: 0
Stl: 2
Blk: 0
Kobe Bryant Bryant
Points: 22
Reb: 6
Ast: 4
Stl: 1
Blk: 0