LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Omri Casspi added 20 points and the Sacramento Kings snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Los Angeles Lakers with a stunning 100-95 victory over the two-time defending champions on Friday night.
Kobe Bryant passed Hakeem Olajuwon for eighth place on the NBA’s career scoring list while scoring 21 of his 38 points in the first quarter, but the Lakers apparently got caught looking ahead to Sunday’s NBA finals rematch with Boston.
Samuel Dalembert scored 18 points as the Kings (11-33) jumped to a 20-point lead in the third quarter against the Lakers’ disinterested defense.
The Kings then survived the Lakers’ late rally for their first win over their one-time archrivals since December 2008.
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