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L.A. Lakers 129, Sacramento 113
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 1, 2020
Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
Officials: #8 Marc Davis, #12 CJ Washington, #46 Ben Taylor
Attendance: 17583

Anthony Davis had a team-high 21 points, LeBron James ran up a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers used a 44-point first quarter Saturday night to power a front-running 129-113 victory over the host Sacramento Kings.

Avery Bradley poured 16 of his 19 points into the first 12 minutes for the Lakers, who were coming off a 127-119 home loss that followed a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant on Friday night.

The Lakers improved to 7-0 on the second night of back-to-backs and 2-0 against Sacramento this season, riding Bradley's four early 3-pointers to lead by as many as 24 in the first 12 minutes.

Danny Green, Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also nailed 3-pointers in the quarter, which ended with the visitors on top 44-22.

The Kings, who had won in Los Angeles against the Clippers in their most recent action on Thursday, got as close as 12 in the second quarter and 13 in the third period.

But Caldwell-Pope and James buried consecutive rally-killing 3-pointers just before the midpoint of the final quarter, extending the Lakers' lead to 116-93 and paving way for a comfortable finish.

James' triple-double consisted of 15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. It was his 11th of the season, one off Luka Doncic's league lead, and the 92nd of his career. Only Oscar Robertson (181), Russell Westbrook (146), Magic Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107) have more career triple-doubles.

Caldwell-Pope added 15 points, Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso 13 apiece, and Kuzma 12 for the Lakers, who won for just the fourth time in their last eight games.

The Lakers shot 51.2 percent overall and 19-for-43 on 3-pointers, with Bradley leading the way with five threes.

De'Aaron Fox scored a game-high 24 points, and Buddy Hield had 22 for the Kings, who had won three of their last four.

Harry Giles III notched 16 points and a team-high eight rebounds, while Kent Bazemore added 10 points for Sacramento, which shot 42.9 percent overall and 14-for-44 on 3-pointers in the opener of a four-game homestand.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
L.A. Lakers   Sacramento
Anthony Davis 21 Scoring De'Aaron Fox 24
LeBron James 11 Assists De'Aaron Fox 5
LeBron James 10 Rebounds Harry Giles III 8
Anthony Davis 10 Free Throws Made De'Aaron Fox 10
Alex Caruso 2 Steals Anthony Tolliver 2
Dwight Howard 2 Blocks Harrison Barnes 1
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 129 51.2 19-43 22-27 33 46 5 10 15
Sacramento 113 42.9 14-44 21-26 21 44 4 5 16
Upcoming Games
  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Kings have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .367 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Lakers have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .583 after a loss.