Kings vs. Lakers game recap: Sacramento adds to L.A.'s preseason woes

Ethan Miller

The Kings took advantage of a Lakers team without Kobe Bryant for their fifth win in seven preseason games.

The Sacramento Kings handed the Los Angeles Lakers their eighth consecutive preseason loss and their seventh at home with a 94-82 win at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.

The Lakers were without injured star guard Kobe Bryant and the remaining members of the team didn't play like a team with title aspirations. Meanwhile, the Kings were able to have four players in double figures and each starter had a +26 or higher +/-.

In other words -- the Kings looked good.

DeMarcus Cousins led the way with 20 points and 13 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas added 20 points. Tyreke Evans did a little bit of everything, ending up with 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.

The Kings forced 21 turnovers while only turning the ball over seven times themselves. Only Devin Ebanks scored in double figures for the Lakers (14 points) while the team's stars -- Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash -- all had subpar games.

The Kings improved to 5-2 overall in the preseason.

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