The Lakers vs Kings, Lakers hit 17 threes on Friday, shooting an absolutely blazing 51.5% from behind the arc to wallop the Kings in a 115-94 victory.￼
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The LA Lakers will take on the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center tonight, as they aim to bounce back from a crushing defeat against the Milwaukee Bucks. With 30-18 for the season, the Lakers are fourth in the West, while the Kings are languishing in the bottom half with a 22-26 record.
4-time NBA champion LeBron James misses the games due to an ankle injury, while recently acquired Andre Drummond is out with a toe issue. Jared Dudley and Anthony Davis are out indefinitely with knee and calf problems respectively. Swingman Wesley Matthews will not be involved in tonight’s clash due to an ankle injury.
The Sacramento Kings will be without front-court duo of Marvin Bagley III and Hassan Whiteside for tonight’s game. Bagley is out with a hand injury that will see him return in mid-April, and Whiteside won’t be able to participate due to a knee problem.
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Over the last 10 games, the Lakers have had the sixth-worst offense in the NBA and shot 33.8% from deep, the fifth-worst percentage in the league. So to say they were due for some upwards regression is an understatement, but even with that in mind, their explosion from distance against the Sacramento Kings was almost unbelievable.
Just about everyone shot well in this one, but leading the way was Kyle Kuzma. The Lakers’ stopgap starter scorched the Kings from everywhere on the floor, dunking, hitting hook shots and gliding into confident jumpers all night. Apparently Luke Walton’s presence in the building is something akin to PEDs for Kuzma, who flamed his former coach’s new team for 30 points.