The Lakers win their fifth straight game, a thrilling victory over the Kings in the second of two back-to-back games

On Saturday night, the Los Angeles Lakers flew to Sacramento to face the Sacramento Kings. Hoping to remain undefeated in 2023 in the second of a back-to-back. LeBron James played despite being doubtful, and the Lakers won their fifth straight game, defeating the Kings 136-134.

Lakers fifth straight game win summary

LeBron James scored 37 points. Dennis Schroder hit two free throws with 3.6 seconds left. And the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to five games with a thrilling 136-134 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.

At the last second, De’Aaron Fox, who led the Kings with 34 points and nine assists, missed a half-court jumper. Domantas Sabonis fouled out with 48.1 seconds left despite having 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists. Also Read: Luka Doncic recorded a triple-double in the Dallas Mavericks’ win over the New Orleans Pelicans

As time ran out, Fox’s 42-foot attempt bounced off the rim after Schroder converted the crucial free throws.

With 48.1 seconds left, James completed a three-point play to give Los Angeles a 133-132 lead. With 18.9 seconds remaining, Westbrook missed two free throws, and with 7.4 seconds left, Fox’s 13-foot turnaround jumper knotted the game. Also Read: LeBron James and Kevin Durant lead the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting

While Thomas Bryant led Los Angeles with a season-high 29 points on 12-of-14 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds, James added eight rebounds and seven assists. Russell Westbrook had 23 points and equaled his season-high of 15 assists for the Lakers, and Schroder scored 27 points while shooting 4 of 5 from beyond the arc.

For the Kings, Domantas Sabonis finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists before fouling out. De’Aaron Fox scored 34 points and nine assists. Harrison Barnes’ 18 points led Sacramento, Kevin Huerter’s 17, Keegan Murray’s 16, and Trey Lyles’ 11.

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