Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

De'Aaron Fox recorded 34 points and eight assists and Buddy Hield scored 25 points off the bench as the Sacramento Kings (8-12) notched a dramatic 141-137 (20-20, 23-23, 35-30, 22-27, 12-12, 12-12, 13-17) triple-overtime victory over the host Los Angeles Lakers (10-11) on Friday night.

Player of the Game
Tyrese  Haliburton
Tyrese Haliburton
Points 19
Accuracy 7-15
Rebounds 6
Assists 9

Tyrese Haliburton registered 19 points, nine assists, six rebounds and five steals for the Kings, who recovered from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to improve to 2-1 under interim coach Alvin Gentry.

LeBron James had 30 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds and Russell Westbrook added 29 points, 11 assists and 10 boards for the Lakers, who lost for the fifth time in their past seven games. Anthony Davis contributed 23 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots, while Malik Monk had 20 points.

Marvin Bagley's inside basket and Fox's hoop gave Sacramento a 135-128 lead with 1:52 left in the third overtime. The Lakers moved within 139-137 on Carmelo Anthony's 3-pointer with 9.4 seconds left before Hield hit two free throws with 6.5 seconds remaining to close it out.

Short-handed Sacramento played without starters Harrison Barnes (foot) and Richaun Holmes (non-COVID illness).

James capped a 7-0 run with a basket to give the Lakers a 100-98 edge with 1:05 left in regulation. Fox drove the lane for a tying layup with 21.7 seconds remaining, and James missed a 3-pointer as time expired.

The Lakers led 110-103 after Davis made two free throws with 2:09 left in the first overtime. But Haliburton and Fox scored baskets and Hield nailed a 3-pointer to tie it at 110 with 28.1 seconds left.

Davis converted a layup with nine seconds remaining to put Los Angeles ahead again before Hield connected on an off-balance jumper to tie it at 112 with 3.6 seconds to play. James again missed a 3-pointer as time ran out.

Fox drained a jumper to give the Kings a 124-122 lead with 29.4 seconds left in the second overtime. James tied the score with a layup less than five seconds later.

Bagley, Terence Davis and Tristan Thompson tallied 13 points apiece and Alex Len scored 12 for the Kings, who shot 45 percent from the field, including 14 of 45 from 3-point range.

Anthony added 16 points for the Lakers, who made 50 percent of their shots and were 15 of 44 from behind the arc.

Los Angeles started the fourth quarter strong as Monk and Wayne Ellington buried 3-pointers and Anthony added a jumper for an 8-0 burst that gave the Lakers an 86-73 lead.

However, the Kings answered with a 25-7 surge to take a 98-93 lead with 2:26 left in regulation.

Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James 30 (11 AST), Russell Westbrook 29 (11 AST), Anthony Davis 23 (8 REB), Malik Monk 20, Carmelo Anthony 16

Sacramento Kings: De'Aron Fox 34 (8 AST), Buddy Hield 25 (6 AST), Tyrese Haliburton 19 (9 AST), Marvin Bagley 13 (7 REB), Terence Davis 13, Tristan Thompson 13, Alex Len 12 (8 REB)


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Los Angeles Lakers
Sacramento Kings
Field goals

Best players

LeBron  James
30 PTS
10/25 FG
8/11 FT
De'Aaron  Fox
34 PTS
15/32 FG
2/2 FT
Russell  Westbrook
10 REB
Sacramento Kings
Few players
Los Angeles Lakers
Few players
11 As
Tyrese  Haliburton
9 As
3 TO
47 MIN
Russell  Westbrook
36 EFF
57% 2P%
50% 3P%
Tyrese  Haliburton
28 EFF
33% 2P%
56% 3P%