Kings vs Lakers Recap: NBA Dec. 21/22

Kings vs Lakers recap for Wednesday, Dec. 21/22. The Lakers (now 13-18 this season) lost to the Kings, who are now 17-13.

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The Sacramento Kings, the 10th-ranked team in our NBA power rankings, hosted the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. The Kings, behind a triple-double from Domantas Sabonis, won the game in a contest that was not close as time expired. They put up a double-digit margin of victory in the game, winning by 14 points. The final score was Los Angeles 120, and Sacramento 134.

Lakers @ Kings Wednesday: LeBron James scores 31

With the loss, the Lakers are now 13-18 on the season. The top scorer in the game for either team was LeBron James. He had an impressive 31 points, however, it wasn’t enough as LA was not able to stay close to the Kings.

The Lakers were playing without Anthony Davis, their star center, following a recent injury that will keep him sidelined for a month. Furthermore, the Lakers were without supporting players Austin Reaves and Russell Westbrook. This upcoming month could be very tough for LA. Given that they are already five games below .500, it could even be the beginning of the end of the Lakers this season.

Sacramento seeks to end playoff drought

Meanwhile, the Kings improved to 17-13 with the 14-point victory. Domantas Sabonis continued his All-Star game push with 13, 12, and 21 for points, assists, and rebounds respectively.

The Kings finished the night just one point back of the Phoenix Suns in the Pacific Division standings. They were a 25 to 1 tip of ours to win their division when we examined the antepost market almost a month ago. It’s promising to see that a tight race has developed as the teams hit midseason form.

Sacramento’s next game will come on Friday night when they host the struggling Washington Wizards in a game that the Kings will, presumptively, be favored to win.

Sacramento Kings (updated): Ranked Team at a Glance

  • Overall record: 17-13
  • Home record: 9-5
  • Away record: 8-8
  • Winning/losing streak: W1
  • Last ten games: 6-4

Further reading: NBA Power Rankings