Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14
SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings used a strong third quarter and solid fourth period to run away from the Los Angeles Lakers 113-97 Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena. A crowd of 15,249 watched the Kings (3-8) end their five-game losing streak by shooting 65 percent in the third quarter. Sacramento led by as many as 11 points (69-58) in the third, but Kobe Bryant helped the Lakers close within four points entering the fourth. Bryant scored 38 points to lead all scorers, but he couldn't do enough because he received little scoring help. Lakers forward Pau Gasol scored just eight points, and center Dwight Howard had just seven. On the other side, the Kings had six players in double figures, led by Marcus Thornton, who came off the bench to score 23. Tyreke Evans finished with 18 points, while Chuck Hayes also contributed to Sacramento's season-high point total with 10 points. Thornton had 12 points in the fourth quarter to help the Kings hold off the Lakers' charge. Ki...
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