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Fatigue Devours Sacramento Kings, Lose 101-86 To Visiting Los Angeles Lakers

Smoke From Nearby Wildfire Invades G1C

Los Angeles forward LeBron James gives his teammate Rajon Rondo a high five in the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. Sacramento, Calif. Publicity Agents photo art by T. Ray Harvey. Nov. 10, 2018.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Sacramento, Calif. — .Smoke from an out-of-control wildfire 100 miles north of Sacramento found its way into Golden 1 Center for the Sacramento Kings home game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.

.Players from both teams were well aware of the haziness and the smell caused by it. But they were able to bereave the conditions for 48 game-time minutes. The Lakers won the game 101-86, the Kings largest margin of defeat at G1C this season.

“I had a headache before the game,” Lakers forward LeBron James said of the smokey atmosphere in Sacramento. “I can’t pinpoint any other reason why it was going on besides the smoke. But it went away after the game started. So hopefully I will be able to get some good rest tonight.”

.James and the Lakers should get feel good about relaxing after the game. James had 25 points, seven rebounds, and two assists to help his team reach the .500 mark. It’s the Lakers fourth victory out of the last five games.

.Brandon Ingram had 12 points, eight rebounds, and two assists for the Lakers (6-6). Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hard, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope each had 11 points. Tyson Chandler added 12 rebounds off the bench.

“We won the game tonight because of our defense,” said Lakers head coach Luke Walton. “We’ve been seeing the progress. But it’s really good to see a whole game of it. That’s a good team and they play fast. To hold them to 80 points is really impressive.”

.De’Aaron Fox had 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals for the Kings (7-6), who were playing the second game of a back-to-back. The Kings beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-110.

.Willie Cauley Stein contributed 12 points, 12 rebounds, and one steal and Buddy Hield had 12 points, four rebounds, and two assists for the Kings. Rookie Marvin Bagley had 13 points. The Kings broke a seven-game stretch with 100-plus points.

“It’s one of those ones that we let get away from us,” Fox said. “We didn’t shoot the ball well. So, we’re just going to let this one go and get ready for Monday.

The Kings will finish the four-game homestand against the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 12 at Golden 1 Center.

By T. Ray Harvey | PA Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist

Footage by Nisha A. Britton | PA Visual Artist and Image Content Specialist

Twitter: Tony Ray Harvey @PublicityAgents

T. Ray (Antonio) Harvey is a Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist for Publicity Agents. Harvey is also the author of The HOMICIDAL HANDYMAN OF OAK PARK: MORRIS SOLOMON JR.

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