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Kings blow 19-point lead, lose to Lakers at Golden 1 Center

Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger calls a time out as the Los Angeles Lakers make a push to lead the Kings in the second half on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.
Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger calls a time out as the Los Angeles Lakers make a push to lead the Kings in the second half on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Player of the game: DeMarcus Cousins had game highs of 28 points and nine rebounds, but the Kings blew an early 19-point lead and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 101-91 on Thursday night at Golden 1 Center. The Kings had their winning streak snapped at two games and failed to capitalize on 21 Lakers turnovers.

Turning point: With the score tied 82-82 and 5:34 remaining, the Lakers went on a 10-0 run capped by Nick Young’s 3-pointer and never trailed again.

X-factor: Lakers guard Lou Williams came off the bench to score a team-high 21 points, with 13 coming in the fourth quarter. His tough leaner with just over a minute remaining all but sealed the win.

Injuries: Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. was listed as questionable with a concussion but did play. The Kings did not report any injuries.

Records: Kings 4-6, Lakers 5-4

Matt Kawahara

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