The Kings cruised to their first win of the season on Friday night, 132-114 over the Los Angeles Lakers at Sleep Train Arena.
After starting slowly in Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Kings bolted to a big advantage and led by 31 points in the third quarter.
Player of the game: Rajon Rondo’s five assists in the first quarter set the tone. He finished with 21 points and eight assists.
Turning point: The Kings jumped out to a 16-4 lead, capped by Rondo finding Rudy Gay for a layup.
X-factor: Sacramento rookie Willie Cauley-Stein had 17 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in his first career start.
Records: Kings 1-1, Lakers 0-2
Key injuries: None