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Rudy Gay and Ben McLemore both leave the game in the first half with injuries, but the Kings rout the Los Angeles Lakers 116-92 behind 31 points and 16 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins. There are six technical fouls called on the Lakers and one on Cousins, who leads the NBA with nine.
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Entering Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Golden 1 Center, the Kings were 25th in 3-point defense, allowing opponents to make 36.7 percent beyond the arc. Their 10.5 makes allowed per game are tied for second most.
See photos from the Kings’ win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday at Golden 1 Center.
A by-the-numbers look at the Kings’ win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday at Golden 1 Center.
Following a 1-2 week, the Kings make a slight improvement in this edition of the NBA power rankings roundup.
James Harden has 36 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to their seventh consecutive win, 122-118 over the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Monday night. The Rockets will host the Kings on Wednesday.