Sacramento 100, L.A. Lakers 95

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 28, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #75 Eric Dalen, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 30 29 26 15 100
L.A. Lakers 33 22 16 24 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 11-33 6-17 5-16 W1
L.A. Lakers 33-14 18-6 15-8 L1

Recap

Rookie DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Los Angeles Lakers with a stunning 100-95 road victory Friday.

The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant scored 38 points to move past Hakeem Olajuwon into eighth on the NBA career scoring list. Bryant has 26,972 points and will likely rise to sixth by the end of the season, ahead of Elvin Hayes (27,313) and Moses Malone (27,409).

Omri Casspi had 20 points and eight rebounds while Samuel Dalembert scored a season-high 18 for the Kings (11-33). Carl Landry added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
 
The Kings opened the second half with an 18-4 run to take a 77-59 lead as Casspi scored eight points.
 
The Lakers (33-14) closed to 93-89 with 3:17 left before Sacramento increased its lead to 97-90 with 1:29 to go on Casspi’s tip-in en route to its fifth road victory of the season.

Bryant played the entire first quarter and scored 21 of the Lakers’ 33 points. He returned with 4:24 left in the first half and scored the Lakers’ final five points of the second quarter.

Cousins had 22 points and five rebounds in the first half as the Kings shot 59.1 percent from field and led 59-55.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   L.A. Lakers
DeMarcus Cousins 27 Scoring Kobe Bryant 38
Beno Udrih 7 Assists Kobe Bryant 7
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Rebounds Pau Gasol 11
DeMarcus Cousins 5 Free Throws Made Kobe Bryant 10
DeMarcus Cousins 3 Steals Kobe Bryant 3
DeMarcus Cousins 2 Blocks Pau Gasol 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 100 51.2 4-11 12-18 21 42 3 8 17
L.A. Lakers 95 41.2 7-23 22-26 20 36 4 5 14

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Boston. The Lakers have a W/L % of .758 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Kings have a W/L % of .100 after a win and .294 after a loss.
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