News ID: 234094
Published: 0310 GMT November 11, 2018

LeBron’s Lakers topple Kings

LeBron’s Lakers topple Kings
LeBron James (R) of Lakers challenges Kings forward Marvin Bagley III for the ball during an NBA game at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA, the US, on November 10, 2018.
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Lebron James scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-86 win against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.

Saturday's victory at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, where smoke from a wildfire raging in Butte County – known as the Camp Fire – was visible above the court, takes the Lakers to five wins and five losses for the season, Sky Sports reported.

Brandon Ingram had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma scored 11 apiece for the Lakers. While Tyson Chandler had a team-high 12 rebounds off the bench in his second game since joining the Lakers.

De'Aaron Fox scored 21 points to lead Sacramento. Marvin Bagley III had 13 points off the bench and Willie Cauley-Stein had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings, who had won six of eight coming in.

 

Nets 100 Warriors 116

 

Quinn Cook scored 19 of his 27 points in the first half in his first start in place of the injured Stephen Curry, helping the Golden State Warriors roll to a 116-100 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night in Oakland, California.

Kevin Durant had a game-high 28 points and Klay Thompson added 24 as the Warriors bounced back from a home loss to Milwaukee to win convincingly despite the absence of Curry and Draymond Green.

Curry suffered a strained groin in the Milwaukee loss.

Joe Harris fired in a team-high 24 points for Brooklyn, who were playing the second half of a back-to-back that began with a dramatic 112-110 win at Denver on Friday night.

 

Rockets 89 Spurs 96

 

LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double and paced the host San Antonio Spurs to a 96-89 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday in the first meeting this season between the Southwest Division rivals.

Aldridge finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Derrick White added 14 points and eight assists.

After the Rockets closed to within 86-85 on a James Harden layup, White drilled a three-pointer at the 2:48 mark of the fourth quarter. Aldridge added a 14-footer to end the threat.

DeMar DeRozan and Bryn Forbes scored 13 points apiece for the Spurs, who snapped a two-game skid.

 

   
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