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Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers snap losing streak, beat Sacramento Kings behind LeBron James' triple-double

LeBron James vs. the Sacramento Kings
LeBron James vs. the Sacramento Kings (Getty Images)

LeBron James records a triple-double of 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Lakers win just their second game in the month of March. The win also snapped the team's 5-game losing streak, their second of the month.

This was the King's eighth triple-double of the season and the 81st of his career.

Three other players scored in double figures as the Lakers clinched the season series against the Sacramento Kings despite committing 20 turnovers. Kyle Kuzma dropped 29, while center JaVale McGee recorded a double-double of 17 points and rebounds to go along with 5 blocks.

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Kuzma had 21 of 29 points in the third quarter when the team dropped 39, outscoring the Kings by 11 in the process, but the Lakers squandered that lead in the final quarter.

With 10:27 to go in the fourth quarter, the Lakers led by 14 (94-80) but over the next four minutes, the Kings went on a 16-4 run. For a six minute stretch (10:27 to 4:27 left in the fourth quarter), the Lakers only scored four points, coming mighty close to recording a season-low sixth loss in a row.

Eventually, the hosts held on to record just their 32nd win of the season.

Over the last 2:32 minutes of the game, LeBron scored eight of the team's nine points while the Kings could only manage seven over the same time span.

For the Kings, five players scored in double figures, led by rookie Marvin Bagley III, who had a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds. This drops the Sacramento franchise, who are not mathematically eliminated from the postseason yet, below .500, suffering their seventh loss in their 12 games so far in March.

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