Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) vs the Sacramento Kings (SAC) on May 1, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Staples Center.
The Sacramento Kings had the last laugh in a thrilling game against the Los Angeles Lakers with the return of LeBron James.
The Lakers started the game terribly, missing their three-point shots and committed many turnovers.
Tyrese Haliburton, the King who had the most points scored in this matchup, had 23 points and 10 assists for his squad. Not only that, but he also hit 4 three-point shots.
Richaun Holmes added 22 points and 9 rebounds to help his team secure the game against the defending champs of the league.
Meanwhile, the Lakers were not able to win the game on their home court against the visiting Kings.
In his return after missing 20 laker games, “The King” had a terrific game, scoring 16 points, grabbing 8 boards, and dishing 7 dimes. James also could have won the game for his team as he shot a three-point shot late in the final quarter, but he missed it. Overall, James went 1-5 from the three-point arc and played for 32 minutes.
Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 blocks. Drummond added 17 points and 7 rebounds. The big man was not able to have many minutes in this game because he had 5 personal fouls.
Furthermore, the Lakers did not handle the ball carefully, having 21 turnovers throughout the game.
The Sacramento Kings improve to 26-37 while the Lakers drop down to 36-27.
Kings vs Lakers
30-23; 25-23; 23-32; 32-18
Kings (110) – Haliburton 23, Holmes 22, Davis 15, Bagley III 11, Wright 11
Lakers (106) – Davis 22, Drummond 17, James 16, McLemore 12, Harrell 9