Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/22/12
SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings needed a victory in the worst way and used their best performance of the season to get it. The 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. The Kings (3-8) scored a season-high number of points and also did a tremendous job defensively against Lakers' big men, power forward Pau Gasol and center Dwight Howard, to help slow Los Angeles (6-6). The Kings received strong offensive contributions with six players reaching double figures, led by Marcus Thornton's 23 off the bench. Defensively, the Kings were active and swarmed Howard, who entered the game averaging 20.3 points a game, but attempted just four shots. "(The Kings) did a good job of never leaving me and never letting me get to the spots I like," said Howard, who scored seven points. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said the Kings did a good job of "sitting in Howard's lap." "When teams have do...
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