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Lakers vs Kings in Las Vegas
by: Helen Yee
The final day of preseason wrapped up in Las Vegas for the Lakers and Kings' annual matchup. With over 10,000 in attendance, NBA fans in Las Vegas were eager to watch the game. Ray McCallum's game-winning shot at the buzzer with .01 seconds left helped the Sacramento Kings shock the fans with a 93-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
The home favorite, Los Angeles Lakers, was up by as many as 14 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Kings 82-68 with 8:20 left on the clock. However, momentum quickly shifted with just over four minutes left of the game. After Jeremy Lin's three point jumper assisted by Wayne Ellington, the Lakers began struggling offensively. They missed crucial free throws, committed fouls, and turned the ball over twice.
With 30 seconds remaining in the final moments of the game, the Kings were able to even the score at 91. Sacramento stayed aggressive down to the buzzer to capture the victory.
Even without the help of Lakers' key players Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer, Nick Young, etc., I think the Lakers still have the ability to surprise people this season. I believe it.
Players of the Night:
Sacramento Kings defeated Los Angeles Lakers 93-92 led by DeMarcus Cousins' double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Los Angeles Lakers were led by Jeremy Lin's solid performance of 19 points and 7 assists.