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Kings drop preseason opener to Lakers, 103-84

Lakers become the aggressors in second half to beat Kings

Despite the Kings starters building up a 52-39 lead at halftime, the Los Angeles Lakers became the aggressors in the second half when the Kings starters were on the bench. The Kings started the fourth quarter with three rookies on the floor, and t
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Despite the Kings starters building up a 52-39 lead at halftime, the Los Angeles Lakers became the aggressors in the second half when the Kings starters were on the bench. The Kings started the fourth quarter with three rookies on the floor, and t

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

Key injures: None.

The Sacramento Kings' new veteran shooting guard, Arron Afflalo helped the Kings starters build a 52-39 lead at halftime over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 in Anaheim. Afflalo was able to spot both positives and areas that need i

The Sacramento Kings piled on the fouls against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night in Anaheim, Calif. The referees were calling the game close, as they also start a new season and begin to focus on certain calls the league want the referees t

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