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12/21/14: Lakers at Kings, Sunday at 3PM Pacific

(Photo: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings

12/21/14

3:00 PM Pacific time / 6 :00 PM Eastern Time

Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes (Los Angeles), Comcast Sportsnet (Sacramento) National: NBA League Pass

Line: Los Angeles Lakers +7.5

2014-15 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 8-18, 13th in the Western Conference

Sacramento Kings: 11-15, 12th in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other: Lakers are 1-0 versus the King this season.

Injuries:

Lakers:

Out: Steve Nash (back), Julius Randle (leg), Ryan Kelly (Hamstring), Xavier Henry (Achilles)

Probable: Wesley Johnson (ankle)

Kings: 

Questionable: Ramon Sessions (back)

Probable: Reggie Evans (knee), Omri Casspi (knee), DeMarcus Cousins (illness)

*injury updates via Rotoworld.com

  • The Thunder game was up for grab for the Lakers but Kobe Bryant missed a 17 footer at the buzzer that would have won the game; instead, the shot hit the front of the rim and Lakers lost 104-103.
  • DeMarcus Cousins returned on Thursday after 3 weeks of being out with viral meningitis and played well despite the loss to the Bucks. Cousins played 33 minutes and scored 27 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and registered 5 assists.
  • The Sacramento Kings come in losers of 5 in a row and the Lakers have lost their last 2 games.
  • The Lakers won their last match-up versus the Kings on 12/9 in Los Angeles, winning 98-95. Cousins did not play and Bryant scored 32 points to lead the Lakers.
  • Bryant ranks 3rd in the NBA in scoring with his 24.6 points per game average; however, this scoring and efficiency has taken a hit in the last 4 games. Bryant is averaging 19.5 points and shooting a horrid 30.1 percent from the field in the last 4 games.
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