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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

'A little friendly UK love nothing more,' said DeMarcus Cousins about his bump and talk with Laker Julius Randle after the game. The Sacramento Kings lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 101-91 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on November 10, 2016.

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