Kyle Kuzma scored his season best 30 points against Sacramento Kings as the LA Lakers registered a road win in the most emphatic of styles. With LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond all sitting out, Kule Kuzma decided it was his time to grab the spotlight for the defending champions.
LA Lakers lost their previous game to Giannis’ Milwaukee Bucks, but made sure their way to the playoffs is filled with hard-ship as they come out on top against the Kings 115-94. Dennis Schroder had 17 points, Markieff Morris registered 14 points, while KCP added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Kyle Kuzma leads the way for LA Lakers against Sacramento Kings
Los Angeles led by 13 in the first and stayed comfortably in front the remainder of the game. After Kuzma made his fourth 3-pointer early in the fourth, he converted a three-point play to make it 106-82.
“This was probably our best game with all those guys out, from the standpoint of playing the right way and doing it for 48 minutes,” Kuzma said. “Defensively, holding a team under 100 is what you want to do every time out. And we made shots. Those were the factors.”
Harrison Barnes had 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the Kings. De’Aaron Fox, recently selected Western Conference player of the week, scored 12 points on 5-of-20 shooting.
“We have to do other things better and that starts with the intensity and physicality that we play with,” coach Luke Walton said. “That was a team that had been struggling to score, struggling to shoot and they got into a rhythm.
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