Kings outduel Lakers, pull away in 3-OT thriller
In a game that saw 19 ties and 23 lead changes, the Lakers led 126-124 a minute into the third overtime when the Kings went on an 11-2 run to go up by seven with 1:54 remaining. Marvin Bagley III had five points during the spurt, including a three-point play to give Sacramento the lead.
Carmelo Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 9.4 seconds remaining to get the Lakers within a basket, but Hield sank a pair of free throws on the ensuing possession to put it away.
Tyrese Haliburton had 19 points for the Kings, who had seven players in double figures. They are 2-1 under interim coach Alvin Gentry.
The Lakers, who are 10-11 after dropping five of their past seven, had four players with at least 20 points for the first time this season. LeBron James led the way with 30 points, Russell Westbrook added 29, Anthony Davis, 23, and Malik Monk, 20.
The Lakers scored the first six points of the first overtime and were up 110-103 before the Kings scored seven straight, including Hield’s 3-pointer to tie it with 28 seconds remaining. Davis had a driving layup with 9.0 seconds remaining, but Sacramento forced a second OT on Hield’s 18-foot jumper.
The largest lead anyone had in the second overtime was three points. James made a driving layup with 24 seconds remaining to tie it at 124. Sacramento had the final possession, but couldn’t get a shot off.
HOW WE GOT TO OVERTIME
Monk scored 11 points during a 24-8 second-half run that saw the Lakers turn a three-point deficit with 4 minutes to go in the third quarter into an 86-73 advantage with 10:02 remaining.
The Kings would counter with a 22-5 rally, including eight points from Alex Len, to seize a 98-93 advantage with 2:26 to go. Los Angeles, though, scored seven of the last nine points of regulation to send it to overtime.
After a layup by James gave the Lakers a 100-98 advantage, Fox tied it with a layup with 21 seconds to go. The Lakers had the final shot, but James missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send it to overtime.
Kings: It was Fox’s second game this season with at least 30 points. He scored 37 on Nov. 10 at San Antonio. Terence Davis had 13 points before fouling out in overtime. Harrison Barnes (right foot sprain) and Richaun Holmes (right eye contusion) were out of the lineup.
Lakers: Anthony (16 points) was 6 of 13 from the field after going 7 of 27 the past two games. This was Monk’s third game with at least 20 points since joining Los Angeles during the offseason. Davis reached 800 career steals when he stripped the ball from Fox during the first overtime.
Kings: Travel to Memphis Sunday.
Lakers: Host Detroit Sunday.