Player of the game: DeMarcus Cousins had 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and a block in the first half, when the Kings’ regulars dominated for a 52-39 halftime lead at Honda Center in Anaheim.
Turning point: The Lakers controlled the second half as the Kings sat their starters, opening the fourth quarter on a 14-0 run to take a 78-69 lead when Sacramento had three rookies on the floor.
X-factor: Arron Afflalo had 14 points in the first half to help the Kings start strong.
Preseason records: Lakers 1-0, Kings 0-1
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Key injures: None.