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Kings halt five-game skid with win over Lakers

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, drives to the basket against Kings guard Ben McLemore during the first half at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, drives to the basket against Kings guard Ben McLemore during the first half at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. AP

The Kings ended their five-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-101, Sunday at Sleep Train Arena.

DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings (12-15) with 29 points and 14 rebounds. Ben McLemore had 23 points and eight rebounds. Rudy Gay had 24 points and six assists.

Nick Young led the Lakers (8-19) with 26 points. Kobe Bryant had 25 points on 8-for-30 shooting.

The Kings fell behind 79-66 in the third quarter but closed the period on a 15-1 run to take an 81-80 lead headed into the fourth quarter.

The Kings outscored the Lakers 56-41 in the second half.

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