D’Aaron Fox scored 34 points, Buddy Heald scored 13 of his 25 points after regulation time, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 141-137 after three overtime on Friday.
In a game with 19 draws and 23 lead changes, the Lakers were up 126–124 in the first minute of the third overtime, but the Kings responded with an 11–2 run to give them a four-point lead of 1:54. Final Cicada. Marvin Bagley III scored five points during that time, including a major triple that put Sacramento ahead.
Carmelo Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 9.4 seconds to put the Lakers into his opponent’s basket, but Heald made a pair of free throws on the next possession to increase the distance.
Tyrese Halliburton, with 19 points, was one of seven Kings players who finished in double digits. The team is 2–1 with interim coach Alvin Gentry.
For the Lakers, who lead 10-11, having lost five of their last seven games, four players finished this season with at least 20 points for the first time. LeBron James led the team with 30 points, Russell Westbrook 29, Anthony Davis 23 and Malik Monk 20.
The Lakers scored six points before the first extra period and were 110–103 with seven consecutive goals before the Kings’ reaction, including a 3-pointer by Heald, tied the score with 28 seconds remaining. Davis scored on a lay-up with 9.0 seconds to go, but Sacramento forced a second overtime after Heald’s basket from 18 feet.