October 8, 2017, 8:30 pm
The Kings’ second half comeback fell short as the Lakers grab the 75-69 victory in Las Vegas.
Zach Randolph led the way for the Kings with 16 points (7-of-15 FG) and six rebounds in 28 minutes while Garrett Temple added 12 points (4-of-12 FG), four rebounds and three steals in 34 minutes.
Julius Randle had his way all night long amassing 17 points (7-of-12 FG), 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 27 minutes for the Lakers.
Sacramento managed just 29 points in the first half, and looked lost on offense most of the time. There was no structure to be found as clean looks were a rarity.
They found some life in the second quarter but the improvement was minimal as the Kings shot just 12-of-43 from the field through the first two quarters.
The Kings came out strong in the second half, playing with some poise and chipping away at the Lakers’ lead; Sacramento briefly moving in front near the conclusion of the third quarter.
In the end, the Kings couldn’t claw their way out of the first half deficit; something they only have themselves to blame for. Sacramento shooting just 31.2 percent from the field on the night.
There was a slight injury scare for De’Aaron Fox who was ruled out for the second half with lower back soreness. He hit the floor hard after driving to the rim in the first quarter and he moved gingerly ever since.
The Kings have a quick turn around as the hit the floor against the Blazers tomorrow night (7:00pm PST) so lets mark Fox down as questionable for now.