Sacramento 113, L.A. Lakers 96

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, California
Officials - #71 Rodney Mott, #72 J.T. Orr, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 16281

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 24 19 31 22 96
Sacramento 35 21 34 23 113

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 41-25 26-7 15-18 L1
Sacramento 22-44 16-17 6-27 W1

Recap


KINGS 113, LAKERS 96: DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points and 19 rebounds and Tyreke Evans scored 21 to lead the Kings past shorthanded Los Angeles in perhaps their last game in Sacramento.

Kobe Bryant sat out the game, assuring Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant would win his third consecutive scoring title (28.03 points). Bryant finished with a 27.86 average.

Los Angeles (41-25), which also rested Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, already had wrapped up the No. 3 seed. The Lakers will open the playoffs with the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on Sunday.

Josh McRoberts had 16 points and nine rebounds and Devin Ebanks and Ramon Sessions each scored 14 for Los Angeles, which had won 10 of the last 12 against the Kings.

Sacramento (22-44) goes into another offseason wondering if it will ever get an arena plan finalized. A deal in February fell apart and the future home of the franchise is in doubt.

Jason Thompson had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings, who outscored the Lakers 66-40 in points in the paint.

The Kings shot 48 percent to the Lakers’ 38.8 and took a 56-43 lead into halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Metta World Peace served the first contest of his seven-game suspension for his vicious elbow to Oklahoma City’s James Harden. … Lakers coach Mike Brown said he did not know if Matt Barnes (sprained right ankle) would be available for the playoff opener.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Sacramento
Josh McRoberts 16 Scoring DeMarcus Cousins 23
Steve Blake 6 Assists Isaiah Thomas 7
Josh McRoberts 9 Rebounds DeMarcus Cousins 19
Christian Eyenga 2 Free Throws Made DeMarcus Cousins 5
Jordan Hill 3 Steals Jason Thompson 2
Devin Ebanks 1 Blocks Travis Outlaw 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 96 45.1 7-15 7-9 27 41 3 4 15
Sacramento 113 51.1 6-15 13-18 21 48 7 6 8

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Denver. The Lakers have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .680 after a loss.
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