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Rajon Rondo leads Kings’ rout of Lakers 132-114 for first win of season

Video: George Karl says 'Finishers are the most important thing'

During his pre-game conference Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl said "Finishers are the most important thing."
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During his pre-game conference Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl said "Finishers are the most important thing."

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

Jason Jones

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