Final Score: LA Lakers 113, Sacramento 102
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Antawn Jamison played like he was 26
Sunday, not 36.
Jamison had 27 points and nine rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers' 113-102 win
over the Sacramento Kings.
Jamison was 8-of-14 from the field and 5-of-8 from 3-point range for Los
Angeles, which has won six of its last seven games. Steve Nash added 19 points
and 12 assists, while Metta World Peace finished with 22 points in the win.
"Everybody contributed, it starts on the defensive end. We moved the ball
tonight. We were able to knock down shots and make some big stops at the end,"
Lakers guard Steve Blake said.
Kobe Bryant did not play due to a sprained left ankle and the flu.
Isaiah Thomas netted 26 points to go with six assists for the Kings, who have
dropped four of their last six contests. Patrick Patterson tallied 22 points
and five boards in defeat.
Sacramento turned the ball over just six times and hung around before the
Lakers finally pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Marcus Thornton's jumper pulled the Kings within 90-88 with 8:36 left in the
stanza before the Lakers embarked on an 11-0 run to put the game away.
Consecutive 3-pointers by Blake, Nash and Jamison concluded the burst and
gave LA a 101-88 edge midway through the fourth.
"Our guys did a good job competing. They put themselves in a great position,
but they (Lakers) made some big threes against us," Kings head coach Keith
Earlier, LA took a 33-27 lead after a quarter of play, but Sacramento
outscored the Lakers 29-23 in the second to knot the contest at 56-56 heading
into the break.
Thomas' layup pulled the Kings within 73-72 with 4:49 remaining in the third
before LA closed the period on a 13-4 run. Jamison had six points during the
surge and Blake's triple with three seconds left capped it and vaulted the
Lakers to an 86-76 advantage heading into the fourth.
The Kings held a 48-34 points in the paint advantage and 30-7 margin in
second-chance points ... Blake tallied 16 points and eight assists ...
Thornton netted 15 points.
03/18 01:15:18 ET
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