Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Marcus Thornton scored a team-high 23 points
off the bench and the Sacramento Kings cooled off the Los Angeles Lakers with
a 113-97 victory to snap a five-game skid.
Thornton, who led a 49-point effort from the Sacramento bench, scored 12 in
the final period, helping the Kings out to their highest point total of the
Tyreke Evans shot 7-for-11 and finished with 18 points, while John Salmons and
Jason Thompson added 13 apiece for Sacramento, which notched its third win of
the season. Thompson also hauled in 10 boards in the victory.
Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 38 points, but didn't get much help from the
rest of the Lakers starting lineup. Dwight Howard finished with just seven
points and Pau Gasol scored eight, as Los Angeles lost for the first time
under new head coach Mike D'Antoni.
Metta World Peace tallied 13 points and Jodie Meeks scored 15 in the setback.
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