Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Los Angeles Lakers (12-11) play against the Sacramento Kings (14-14) at Golden 1 Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Tuesday November 30, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers 117, Sacramento Kings 92 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Chop wood, carry water – 2:50 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Good gracious the Lakers outscored the Kings 40-8 from the 9:15 mark in the third to the 10:51 mark in the fourth, a span of 10:24. – 2:23 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers finally reacted to a message that’s been apparent for weeks: If they want to be a championship team, they need to give a championship-level effort.
That showed in the second half against the Sacramento Kings, powering the Lakers’ first blowout: ocregister.com/2021/11/30/leb…2:20 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kings had a 14-point lead with 9:59 left in third quarter tonight.
From there, they allowed 25 field goals while scoring only 26 points for the last 19:59 of the game. – 2:01 AM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Enjoyed every f’n second – 1:32 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
A Dwight Howard press conference can’t go more than five minutes with a characteristically Dwight moment. This one? He said, “They call Rondo ‘the Dwight Whisperer.'” – 1:27 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Dwight Howard says they call Rajon Rondo the “Dwight Whisperer.” – 1:26 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Dwight Howard said that Vogel’s halftime speech, in which “Coach was pretty upset,” was in part about how they need to stop talking about wanting to win a championship if they’re not going to play with the proper effort and energy.
“And he’s right.” – 1:22 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Dwight Howard said Frank Vogel’s main message of halftime was: “‘Stop talking about winning a championship, and not giving a correct effort.’ And he’s right.” Said the Lakers showed way more energy in the second half. – 1:21 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Dwight Howard: “I think that was one of the best third quarters we’ve had all year.” – 1:21 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Dwight Howard said he was “pretty down” when he was initially told he wasn’t going to play. But he just tried to stay prepared. “I’m just thankful just to have an opportunity to play.” – 1:19 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Quick @LockedOnLakers reaction video to the 117-92 win over the Kings. No LeBron, but big performances from AD, Russ, Monk and Dwight, who may(?) have played himself into a bigger role. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods pic.twitter.com/sMzh5DjCxQ1:15 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Dwight Howard was +27, and Malik Monk +33 tonight.
Monk hit 4 of 5 3’s in the 2nd half, towards 16 of his points. – 1:13 AM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
See you back in LA. #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/NTPCOaSh0e1:10 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russell Westbrook on the fiery halftime discussion: For me personally, I already knew I was playing shitty, so I knew I had to step it up anyway. – 1:09 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Russell Westbrook on Dwight Howard’s success tonight: “He did a hell of a job using his size and using his voice.” – 1:08 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes – “It’s a game of runs.” pic.twitter.com/X54CBbyFAv1:07 AM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Defense = #WeGotTacos
@JackBox pic.twitter.com/TffzSVK1dW12:59 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Malik Monk mentioned Frank Vogel’s message at halftime, directed at both their execution and energy, which sparked their 2nd half effort.
He then praised Westbrook, and mentioned AD/Dwight, for getting him a lot of open shots. He drilled 6 3’s tonight, towards 22 bench points. – 12:58 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Malik Monk on LeBron: “It’s basketball, man. You never know with this COVID stuff. Next man up.” – 12:58 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Malik Monk on the coaching message at halftime: We was just acting like we didn’t care (in the first half). He told us to pick it up if we want to win the game. – 12:57 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings interim head caoch Alvin Gentry, disgusted with the way his team performed in the second half, apologizes to Sacramento fans after the game. pic.twitter.com/tkV6az8biF12:57 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Malik Monk on Frank Vogel’s message at halftime: “Pick the energy up. You too lazy. … It definitely sparked us.” – 12:57 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Alvin Gentry’s opening remarks and his apology to Kings fans. pic.twitter.com/lQluQu2Agn12:56 AM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Dave Joerger took the fall for this Kings core.
Luke Walton took the fall for this Kings core.
Now Alvin Gentry is apologizing to Kings fans for how this core played.
What’s the common denominator here!?!?!?!?! – 12:54 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
After starting his press conference by apologizing to the fans, Alvin Gentry finished the presser the same way. Following questions, he repeated that Kings fans are amazing and they deserve better. – 12:52 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Gentry apologized to the fans again to end his presser, praising the Kings fans for their support & promising they will do what they can to play better for the fans. – 12:50 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on Malik Monk: “I just love Malik’s game. … There’s a reason why we brought him here. We’re really high on him.” – 12:50 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
“The way you shut peoples mouths when they are cheering and keep your arena is you kick their ass, and we did not do that.” -Alvin Gentry on Lakers chants late in the game – 12:50 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel: “Our process is strong” on the defensive end. While the Lakers have gotten out of their comfort zone on the defensive end, they’re working toward getting to the scheme that Frank wants to play, and he notes that they played the base coverages well in the second half. – 12:50 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
“The way you shut people’s mouths (in your arena) is to kick their ass.” -Alvin Gentry on the Lakers chants in the G1C – 12:47 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel said “Every now and then, a coach has to light a fire under his team,” and he did so at halftime. There was frustration with specific things they’d worked on (transition defense, screen/roll concepts) against the Kings that weren’t nearly good enough in the 1st half. – 12:47 AM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Did I mention Dwight was huge tonight… – 12:47 AM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Anthony Davis said LeBron James told him he was “asymptomatic” after going into COVID-19 health and safety protocols. – 12:43 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
“The second half was a disaster and an embarrassment, and as the coach of this team, I want to apologize to every Kings fan out there because you do not deserve this. You deserve much, much better and we’ll find guys who will give you better.” — Alvin Gentry after loss to Lakers – 12:43 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Alvin Gentry opens up his press conference apologizing to the fans.
“As the coach of the Kings I want to apologize to every Sacramento Kings fan out there. You deserve better.”
Says he will find players who will give fans better. – 12:42 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
“As the coach of this team, I want to apologize to every Kings fan. You deserve better.” -Alvin Gentry – 12:42 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Alvin Gentry apologizes to Kings fans tonight for the “disaster and embarrassment” of a second half performance in the loss to Lakers. – 12:42 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Anthony Davis says he spoke to LeBron James who told him he doesn’t have symptoms and he is feeling good. – 12:41 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Anthony Davis on LeBron James: “COVID is a scary thing, especially with all the new variants coming out. He says he’s good and is asymptomatic.” – 12:41 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Anthony Davis said he spoke to LeBron James today and that James is “good” and “asymptomatic.” – 12:41 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Anthony Davis says that LeBron James told him he was asymptomatic as of Tuesday afternoon. – 12:41 AM
Bill Oram @billoram
Anthony Davis said his understanding is that LeBron is asymptomatic but acknowledges it is “a scary situation.” – 12:41 AM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Anthony Davis said he spoke to LeBron James and he told him he was asymptomatic. – 12:40 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis said that he talked to LeBron James today. “COVID’s a scary thing, especially with all the new variants coming out.” Davis said James is “good,” and so far asymptomatic. “We want to make sure his health is most important.” – 12:40 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
“No more talking, none of that. Just get it done.” -Richaun Holmes – 12:40 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Richaun Holmes after hearing the Lakers chants in the 4th quarter said he takes that to heart and says kings fans deserve much better than what they are getting from his team. – 12:40 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Richaun Holmes says he takes the “let’s go Lakers” chants in the Golden 1 Center personally. – 12:39 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis said the Lakers had “a conversation about the team we want to be” at halftime, leading to them buckling down on defense. But adds that they shouldn’t need these “halftime pow-wows” in order to play well. – 12:37 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
AD pointed out the “Huge minutes” from Dwight Howard tonight.
Howard said in the walkoff that he hadn’t expected to play tonight. Vogel called his number to replace Jordan early in the 1st Q and stuck with him for 35 minutes. – 12:34 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis on Dwight Howard: “Huge minutes. DH came in and he was a game-changer.” – 12:33 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Anthony Davis said the Lakers had a conversation about the team they wanted to be at halftime. That conversation helped spark the second-half run in which they held the Kings to just 33 points over the final 24 minutes. – 12:33 AM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Everybody stepped up. #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/nUoatYMywH12:32 AM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
A 67-33 second half Lakers advantage results in a 117-92 victory in Sacramento without LeBron James. Los Angeles gets its revenge for Saturday’s triple-OT loss. – 12:31 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Malik Monk tonight:
22 PTS
4 REB
4 AST
6-10 3P
+33 +/- (game high)
He leads the Lakers in +/- this season. pic.twitter.com/Y10dVzqgHz12:31 AM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
No triple-overtime needed. The Los Angeles Lakers walked into Golden 1 Center and embarrassed the Sacramento Kings Tuesday night by a final of 117-92. It was a pathetic showing by a Kings team that has now been blown out in back-to-back games. Here are six quick thoughts. – 12:28 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
FINAL: The Kings fall to LA in SacTown.
Despite 27 PTS and 9 REBS from @Richaun Holmes and a 14-point 3rd quarter lead, Sacramento was unable to withstand the Lakers run in the final 20 minutes. pic.twitter.com/7Zf7c1ZjXX12:27 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Final: Lakers 117, Kings 92.
Lakers fans were super loud during a second half in which LAL held Sacramento to just 33 points to run away with the road win and get back over .500 on the season. – 12:26 AM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lakers dominate in Sacramento, 117-92 the Final…We’ll see if the LakeShow can build some momentum off this
-AD 25pts 7rebs 2stls 2blks
-Russ 23pts 6ast 5rebs
-Dwight 12pts 13rebs 2stls 2blks
-Monk 22pts
Lakers now 12-11 on Season…Next up, Clippers on Fri
@ESPNLosAngeles12:25 AM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
From a 14-point deficit to a 25-point dub. #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/zw4JhiSBCk12:24 AM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Final: Lakers 117, Kings 92
The Lakers improve to 12-11 and 5-7 without LeBron James. LA outscored Sacramento 67-33 in the second half. This is the Lakers’ largest margin of victory this season — and just their third double-digit win.
Up next: vs. the Clippers on Friday. – 12:22 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Malik Monk has become a cult hero in Sacramento. What a time to be alive!!! AK – 12:22 AM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
That’s the kind of second half the Lakers are fully capable of even without LeBron. – 12:22 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers put together consecutive wins for the first time in three weeks, beat the Kings 117-92 on Tuesday. AD 25p 7r 2b 2s; Westbrook 23p 6a; Monk 22p on 6-of-10 from 3 and was +33 in 32 mins; Dwight 12p 13r 2b 2s; Melo 14p. – 12:22 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers outscored the Kings 67-33 in that second half.
The 117-92 win is their largest margin of victory this season, and it’s without LeBron. – 12:22 AM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Kings were up 14 points with 9:59 to go in the 3rd.
The Lakers outscored the Kings 65-26 the rest of the way. – 12:22 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Lakers outscore the Kings 67-33 in the 2nd half.
Final: Lakers 117-92 Kings – 12:21 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Have the Lakers played a garbage time in a win this year? It feels absolutely foreign. – 12:20 AM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Malik Monk had himself a night. – 12:20 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings “core” in the 2nd half:
Fox: 7pts
Haliburton: 1pt
Hield: 2pts
Holmes: 15pts – 12:20 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Fun sequence for Monk, and good for him pulling out the tricks, but holy crap, are the Kangz hapless defensively. AK – 12:19 AM
David Locke @DLocke09
The Sacramento Kings should send the Suns and the Warriors a thank you note for keeping our attention tonight – 12:19 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The “Let’s go Lakers” chants are defeaning right now. Kings fans have left. Lakers fans have the whole place to themselves. – 12:18 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Golden 1 Center has been taken over by Lakers fans pic.twitter.com/6XoPXNTFtV12:17 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Thought this was a road game for the Lakers pic.twitter.com/rBz5trxbKu12:17 AM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Lets go Lakers chants have completely taken over the G1C. Loudest the building has been all night.
Sad but fitting. – 12:17 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Sacramento was 25 for 45 in the 1st half (55.6%).
In the second half, they are 8 for 29 (27.6%). – 12:16 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings 6/26 from distance tonight. Just 27 points scored by Sacramento in this second half with 3:57 to play – 12:15 AM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Best half Lakers have played all season (55-27)…Dwight should continue to get more minutes – 12:15 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL have outscored Sacramento 55-27 in the 2nd half, turning the 9-point halftime deficit into a 105-86 lead with 3:57 to play. – 12:14 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers’ last double-digit win was Oct. 31 against the Houston Rockets, 95-85. Now leading by 19 with 3:57 left, this is on track to be the team’s biggest margin of victory of the year. – 12:13 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
All the effort of jumping the passing lanes defensively is gone. Kings have lost all offensive flow. Down 19 with 3:57 to go. – 12:13 AM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
“The Lakers are pouring it on.” ☔️☔️☔️ pic.twitter.com/D6JFeQxzWV12:12 AM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Anthony Davis decided to stop playing terrible and take bad mid range jumpers and look at that they are up 21 on the Kings – 12:11 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings down 18 – 12:10 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
De’Aaron Fox commits his 7th turnover of the game – turns into three Lakers points from Wayne Ellington. 98-82 Lakers lead 6:28 – 12:09 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers seem to be well over the Third-Quarter Curse. But now it’s on to Operation: Hold a Fourth-Quarter lead.
They were up by as much as 18, and it’s now 13. The Kings collapsed a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter on Friday in the 3OT game. – 12:08 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes continues to play out of his mind. 25 points, 11/11 from the field. – 12:07 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Richaun Holmes trying to do it by himself. – 12:07 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Key stretch from Rondo here. He kept LAL’s foot on the gas after checking in late in the run, and they were able to sustain their energy.
He was +13 in his 6 minutes before Westbrook returned. – 12:05 AM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Russ with the play-action dime to AD 🙌 pic.twitter.com/9y2tWXg7RF12:01 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Malik Monk is a plus-19, Dwight Howard is a plus-18. Tremendous impact on tonight’s game. – 11:59 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
The Lakers sans LeBron just went on a 40-8 run in Sacramento. pic.twitter.com/eNTrfieeDJ11:58 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Malik Monk is +19 tonight. – 11:57 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Richaun Holmes has 20 points and is a perfect 9/9 from the field. The Kings have stopped getting him the ball. Nobody knows why. – 11:56 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Third quarter: Lakers 87, Kings 74
What a quarter from LA. They closed the frame on a 35-8 run to flip a double-digit deficit into a double-digit lead. Anthony Davis has 23 points. Russell Westbrook has 19. Malik Monk has 15 and has knocked down five of LA’s six 3s. – 11:55 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
At the 9:59 mark of this 3rd Q, Sacramento led by 14, at 66-52.
At the end of the quarter, it’s the Lakers who now lead 87-74.
That’s a ridiculous 35-8 run to close the quarter. – 11:55 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Gotta love third quarters 😅
@Anthony Davis: 23 pts, 7 reb
@Russell Westbrook: 19 pts
@Malik Monk: 15 pts (5 3PM) pic.twitter.com/580Sb5m75N11:55 PM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Only good Kings news from that 3rd quarter is that Davion Mitchell’s ankle is ok and he will return. – 11:54 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers outscored the Kings 40-15 from Malik Monk’s buzzer beater to end the half through the end of the 3rd Q. – 11:54 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Kings were up 14 with 9:26 in the 3rd.
Lakers are up 13 headed into the 4th.
Sacramento in the 3rd: 4-18 FG, 0-6 from 3 and outscored 37-15 – 11:54 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers outscored Sacramento 37-15 in the third quarter, turning a nine-point halftime deficit into an 13-point advantage entering the fourth. 87-74. What an utterly peculiar team. – 11:54 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Kings led the Lakers 66-52 with 9:59 to play in the third quarter. They trail 87-74 going into the fourth. – 11:54 PM
Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
The Kings managed 15 points against this Lakers defensive juggernaut in the third. Just means they’ll outscore the Lakers by 15 in the fourth. – 11:53 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Rajon Rondo takes his man off the dribble just to rub that quarter in. What a flip for the Lakers, 37-15 in that third quarter. It’s their highest scoring third quarter of the season, and it’s without LeBron. They’ve now “won” seven of their last 10 third quarters. – 11:53 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davion Mitchell (right ankle) – Will Return – 11:53 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lakers dominate the 3rd qtr, outscore Kings by 22, Defense being the Foundation…LakeShow up 87-74 – 11:53 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
A 37-15 Lakers 3rd quarter gives them a 87-74 lead over the Kings headed to the 4th. What Kings team shows up in the 4th? – 11:53 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings trail the Lakers 87-74 heading to the fourth. Complete collapse in front of their home crowd. – 11:53 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Remember that pick & roll offense that the Kings were having success with in the first half?
Yeah, they aren’t doing that anymore and just scored 15 points in the 3rd quarter. Lakers lead 87-74 after trailing by 14. – 11:53 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Davion Mitchell will return for Kings – 11:52 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Davion Mitchell has come back from the Kings locker room to take a seat on the bench. – 11:52 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Also key this 3rd Q: Dwight Howard, who’s played the whole way. He has 10 points, 9 boards, 2 blocks and 2 steals in his 22 minutes. – 11:50 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
And now Reaves replaces Westbrook, who had a big 3rd Q. – 11:49 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
When this Lakers team shows flashes, it’s impressive. Problem is it’s almost always “flashes” rather than consistency. Hopefully, they keep it up. – 11:49 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings trail 82-73 with 1:12 left in this 3rd and it feels like a 25 point Lakers lead. – 11:48 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield with one of the worst shots he’s ever taken. Not sure you can live by the Buddy and die by the Buddy tonight. – 11:48 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL, suddenly, are up 80-73. Lots of Monk (5 3’s made), lots of Russ, lots of AD.
Looked like Reaves was going to replace Russ, but he went back to the bench with the group continuing to roll. – 11:48 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
A 30-13 3rd quarter in favor of the Lakers now. Kings had an 18 point lead in this game in that first half. – 11:47 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings getting outscored 28-13 here in the 3rd quarter.
Lakers lead 80-72. – 11:46 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Dwight checks out, great minutes from him…10pts 8rebs 2stls 2blks – 11:46 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
16-3 Lakers run. Kings are falling apart. – 11:46 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Reaves is waiting to come in for Westbrook here. – 11:46 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Now up to a 16-3 run for the Lakers who lead by 5. – 11:46 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Chimezie Metu with his second career double-double. – 11:46 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Rajon Rondo into the game now here in the 3rd for LA. He’s been practically running the timeouts with Frank Vogel leading up to his first action of the game here in the 3rd – 11:46 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Davion Mitchell is hurt. Looked like he tweaked his ankle. In the locker room now. – 11:44 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Davion Mitchell went down with an apparent injury to his right leg. Limps off the floor and heads straight to the locker room. – 11:44 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Davion Mitchell down and grabbing his right ankle, gets up quickly and heads to the locker room with a noticeable limp – 11:44 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davion Mitchell is heading to the Kings’ locker room. – 11:44 PM
Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
What a fun game. Or perhaps you’d rather see the decrepit old Lakers slogging up and down court. – 11:41 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Lakers playing well in the third quarter? – 11:41 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Third quarter blues once again for the Kings. Lakers use a 24-13 start to the quarter to capture the lead in Sacramento 74-72 with 4:37 left in the 3rd. LA matching their only lead of the game. – 11:41 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
A much-needed 8-0 Lakers push trimmed what was a 14-point lead quickly back to 6, at 66-60, four minutes into the 3rd Q.
The run continued out of a time out, and LAL now lead 74-72, after an 11-1 run.
It’s a 24-13 margin in the 3rd, for a 74-72 lead. – 11:40 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Lakers take the lead. 74-72 with 4:37 remaining in the 3Q. Gentry might need to go back to Haliburton and Holmes. Offense has stagnated. Fox playing off the ball too much. – 11:40 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
AD with back-to-back buckets, and the Lakers are leading this basketball game. – 11:39 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Russ delivering in Q3, he’s up to 18pts…Lakers and Kings tied at 72… – 11:39 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings led by 14 earlier in the night. Game now tied at 72.
Lets go Lakers chants in the G1C. – 11:39 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russ, doing stuff. Zoomed past a sleepy Sac defense to score at the rim, then takes a charge against Len. – 11:39 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Buddy Hield has made some solid decisions and crisp passes tonight. – 11:38 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Monk delivering the sacrament, oh! – 11:37 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russ starting to catch a rhythm? He’s up to 13 points and 3 assists, and hasn’t turned it over yet in this half. It’s a six-point lead for Sac. – 11:30 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Lakers have rattled off eight straight points to cut Sacramento’s lead to 66-60. – 11:30 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
It’s been a minute since Westbrook’s had a legitimately bad game, and he picked a very inopportune time to backslide. AK – 11:29 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
THT has four fouls and subs out. It’s a killer for this team that he’s been struggling lately, especially with LeBron out. – 11:27 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
The last two shots from Westbrook were…well bad. – 11:27 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
The Kings have 20 fast break points tonight already with 9 minutes remaining in the 3rd. 16 points off 13 Laker turnovers. – 11:27 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Richaun Holmes takes a hard fall and comes up favoring the right ankle. He has 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds. Looks like he’s going to stay in the game. – 11:26 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Four offensive rebounds for Richaun Holmes in this game, playing the glass-crashing role that Bagley played in the last game between these teams. – 11:26 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis with a nice steal off the double-team. – 11:25 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Dwight’s in to start the 2nd half.
Vogel did say that it wouldn’t just be Jordan playing the 5 as they planned to transition to more lineups with LeBron playing backup 5, that some nights either Jordan or Howard would sit. Tonight, Jordan started, but Dwight replaced him early. – 11:25 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Dwight Howard starts the second half for the Lakers. – 11:22 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Malik Monk … from Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/egDyGGrtuP11:16 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Halftime: Kings 59, Lakers 50
The Kings have crushed the Lakers in transition with 18 (!) fast break points already. They’ve also carved them up with a simple pick-and-roll attack. Anthony Davis has 13 points. Dwight Howard has 10. The Lakers are just 3-11 on 3s (27.3%). – 11:11 PM
Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
The Kings are shooting 55.6% and lead the Lakers 59-50 at the break. Sixteen assists is nice, but 11 turnovers is high. Need to clean that up. – 11:10 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
HALFTIME: Kings lead the Lakers by 9, 59-50.  

@Richaun Holmes and @Chimezie Metu combined for 22 points on 11-11 from the field 👌 pic.twitter.com/bFFGyZKi3W11:09 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings lead the Lakers 59-50 at the half in Sacramento. Malik Monk drills a deep 3 to beat the buzzer to end the half for LA. Kings led by 18 in the half, Richaun Holmes 12 points, 6 rebounds for Sacramento, who also got a nice boost from Chimezie Metu in the half with 10pts. – 11:09 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Lakers trail 59-50 at halftime after Malik Monk swishes a 41-footer at the buzzer. Lakers have 10 turnovers, including four by Russ & three from THT. Dwight and Carmelo combined for 19 pts to keep Lakers in it. – 11:08 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Lakers needed that Monk 3, but the way they are playing defense, I don’t know how much that helps. – 11:08 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
At the Half, Lakers down 59-50…AD 13pts 4rebs, Dwight 10pts 6rebs, Russ 8pts & Carmelo with 9pts – 11:08 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
HALFTIME: Kings 59, Lakers 50. – 11:08 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings lead the Lakers 59-50 at the half. Sacramento is outshooting the Lakers 55.6% to 43.5% with an 18-3 advantage in fastbreak points. Anthony Davis leads all scorers with 13 points. Richaun Holmes has 12 points and six rebounds. – 11:08 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Fox dropped 10 points in the 2Q. Kings lead 59-50. Holmes and Metu have a combined 22 points on 11-for-11 shooting and 13 rebounds. – 11:07 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
13 assists between Fox, Haliburton & Hield in that first half.
Kings lead 59-50 at half. – 11:07 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kevin Durant has the most points in his first 20 games in Nets history. Only Kobe has scored more in first 20 in 14th year or later @ESPNStatsInfo
2011-12 Kobe Bryant 30.0
2009-10 Kobe Bryant 28.8
2021-22 Kevin Durant 28.6
2017-18 LeBron James 28.6 – 11:05 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Haliburton and Fox both hit a 3-balls in the last minute. Kings up 55-42. – 11:04 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
I’ve seen 3 teams tonight who’d thrive in the Western Conference Finals
the Warriors and Suns (in 2021)
and
the Lakers (if their current roster played in the 2012 WCF) – 11:03 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Mezie putting on a dunk show in the first half 😤 pic.twitter.com/URI2BT9RvQ11:02 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
First Lakers’ 3-pointer by Malik Monk comes at the 4:09 mark of the second quarter. They had missed seven straight attempts to start the game. – 10:56 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Are we sure Tyrese Haliburton didn’t play quarterback at any point in his athletic career? His lobs are on a dime from every spot on the floor. – 10:55 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes lost a shoe. – 10:51 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Looks like Rajon Rondo was chirping at Louis King and got his attention as he left the floor. Rondo hasn’t gotten into the game yet. – 10:50 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Fox with the bucket. He’s the last of the nine players to see action for the Kings to score. 41-28 Kings. – 10:50 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Richaun Holmes is getting whatever he wants against the Lakers. LA has no answer for his pick & roll game. 12 points on 6/6 shooting.
Kings are so much better with #22 on the floor. – 10:50 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Richaun Holmes out here crushing. He was one of the Kings’ starters out in the 3OT game, and he’s been working on the glass and in the paint. – 10:50 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Davion Mitchell credited with the blocked shot on Carmelo Anthony. – 10:48 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes is the first player to 10 points in the game. – 10:47 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
It’s rather gracious of the Lakers to help the Kings run pick and roll drills. AK – 10:46 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
8 Lakers turnovers already. 7 of them Kings steals. – 10:45 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Kings open up a 12-point lead on a monster dunk by Richaun Holmes. Pretty pass from Buddy Hield, who already has three assists. Timeout Lakers. – 10:45 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Russell Westbrook just missed easy left-handed layup, now 1-for-5 from the field. Lakers down 34-22 early in second quarter. – 10:45 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
The Kings are jumping the passing lanes on every possession. Fun to watch. 9-2 lead in fastbreak points. 7 steals already for Sacramento. – 10:44 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
If there’s one knock on Sacramento’s L. King it’s that those X’s and O’s, they haunt him. – 10:43 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Davion Mitchell is giving Russell Westbrook fits on defense. – 10:42 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Louis King with his first bucket of the game. – 10:42 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings lead the Lakers 28-20 after the opening quarter. Davion Mitchell with 8 points for Sacramento, Anthony Davis 9 for the Lakers. Russell Westbrook with 4 turnovers in that period, De’Aaron Fox had 3 – 10:40 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
I’m not saying Buddy would have Hield all that ails the Lakers but – 10:40 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Good start for the Kings, who lead the Lakers 28-20 after 1Q. Kings shooting 54.5% overall and 4 of 10 from 3-point range. Lakers shooting 40% from the field and 0 of 5 from 3-point range. Sacramento has a 9-2 advantage in fastbreak points. – 10:39 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers have 8 turnovers, 4 by Russell Westbrook, 3 by Talen Horton-Tucker, and trail Kings 28-20 end of first quarter. – 10:39 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Kings up 28-20 at end of 1st qtr…Turnovers killing Lakers (8 total)… – 10:38 PM
Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Dr. Naismith is not pleased with this Kings-Lakers game – 10:38 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings lead the Lakers 28-20 after 1Q. Davion Mitchell leads with 8 points. 6 points, 5 rebounds for Metu. – 10:38 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
8 points on 3/5 shooting for Davion Mitchell in the 1Q! Leads the Kings in scoring.
Kings lead 28-20 after 1. – 10:37 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Malik Monk just dribbled the ball off his heel and out of bounds attempting to dribble behind his back in the backcourt. In case you’re wondering how things are going over here in the Not PHX-GSW game. – 10:37 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
What the hell is Russell Westbrook doing? – 10:37 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Non-LeBron-and-Rondo players on this team should probably stop attempting lobs until further notice. – 10:37 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Tyrese Haliburton missed the sky hook. Haven’t seen one of those in a while – 10:36 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
A quick 6-0 LAL run has them back within 5 points, after an AD and-1, Westbrook layup and 1 of 2 Westbrook FT’s.
Kings up 25-20. – 10:35 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Chimezie Metu already has a career-high three steals in this game. – 10:33 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL trail 25-14 after a missed layup from Westbrook on one end, and a Kings 3 on the other.
Lakers are 6 for 17 with 6 turnovers, and SAC 11 for 18 with 6 TO’s of their own.
Westbrook’s had some big stat games of late, but has yet to enter the box score outside of 3 TO’s. – 10:33 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers trail the Kings 25-14 with 2 mins left in 1st Q. LAL is shooting 6-for-17 from the field with Westbrook and THT already coughing up 3 turnovers apiece. – 10:33 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
big men get buckets too ‼️ 

@Alex Len hits his 6th 3-pointer of the season 👌 pic.twitter.com/8uTHGDdSQq10:32 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Yeah, this is gonna be a tough night for the Lakers.
Down by 11 with 2:01 left in the first. Russ hasn’t scored, but he’s turned over the ball three times. The team has twice as many turnovers (6) as assists (3). – 10:32 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Sacramento starts off with a 25-14 lead, 2 minutes left in the 1st qtr… – 10:32 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Great start for the Kings defense. They’ve scored 7 points off of 6 Laker turnovers and lead 25-14 late in the 1Q. – 10:31 PM
Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
Jordan Poole’s 16 first-quarter points match his career-high for points scored in any quarter (16 in the fourth quarter on 2/8/20 vs. LAL). – 10:29 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Alex Len continues to be one of the Sacramento Kings’ best three-point shooters. – 10:29 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Alex Len triple. Kings up 22-14. – 10:29 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: Update from Sacramento on LeBron James entering the health and protocols and the Lakers playing without their star for the 12th time in 23 games this season es.pn/31e4MUh10:27 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
get it done on 𝗕𝗢𝗧𝗛 𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗦. pic.twitter.com/4l2cXtF8Ns10:26 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Lakers say Anthony Davis got his thumb wrapped after jamming it on the knee of a Kings player. Lakers are down 17-10 early in Sac. – 10:26 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Anthony Davis jammed his thumb on a Kings player earlier in the 1st Q, and had it wrapped as a precaution, but he remains in the game. – 10:26 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Anthony Davis jammed his thumb, had it wrapped as a precaution, the Lakers just said. – 10:26 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers say Anthony Davis jammed his left thumb on one of the Kings’ knees earlier in the game. It’s been wrapped as a precaution. – 10:25 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Timeout Lakers, who trail 17-10. This quarter is kind of a “greatest hits” of their struggles so far. The Kings defense is firmly planted in the paint. – 10:24 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Chimezie Metu with the hammer off the lob from De’Aaron Fox. Showing off the athleticism. – 10:24 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel replaced DeAndre Jordan with Dwight Howard at the 7:19 mark of the 1st Q, an atypical rotation, and Howard just earned himself a pair of FT’s with an offensive board coming out of a time out. Two makes have LAL trailing 13-10. – 10:23 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield drops in his first triple. Kings up 13-8. – 10:18 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Anthony Davis shooting over the top of the Kings’ bigs. They need to double earlier. – 10:18 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Two early fouls for Terence Davis again. Buddy Hield coming in to replace him. – 10:17 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
No hesitation from Tyrese Haliburton on that first jumper. Haliburton knows he has passed up too many good looks over the first 21 games and Kings coach Alvin Gentry says it’s something they’ve discussed. – 10:16 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Metu with the putback hammer. TD with the finish in transition. Kings are running. – 10:16 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
back like he never left.  

good to have you back, @Richaun Holmes 💪 pic.twitter.com/6atdDHN0lc10:13 PM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Empty Golden 1 Center at the start of Kings v Lakers. Wow. pic.twitter.com/KQwHY9QR7e10:12 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Welcome back Richaun Holmes – big two handed dunk to start the game and draws the foul – 10:11 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Haliburton to Holmes for the two-handed flush. And-1. Kings lead 2-0. – 10:11 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Must be some pretty hellacious traffic in Sac as we get ready for tip pic.twitter.com/TRhwyxk50y10:09 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
You have to ask the questions because you have to ask the questions, but considering Frank Vogel hates to reveal even the starting lineup before a game, the odds getting any details about LeBron in the health and safety protocols felt… low. AK – 10:02 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Let’s get this going. #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/XNICqnCSFF9:58 PM

Alan Hahn @alanhahn
Mitch got hand and ball. No reason to blow that whistle. Melo wouldn’t have gotten that call! 🤬 – 9:57 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Starters for tonight. THT and Ellington replace Bradley and LeBron: pic.twitter.com/O10CVi7Na29:49 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Talen & Wayne join the starting five.
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/Zcqg8vCTZK9:47 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
For my friends in Portugal, Neemias Queta will not be active tonight. You can all go back to sleep. His time will come. – 9:44 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings starters vs. Lakers
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
G – Terence Davis
F – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes – 9:40 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Tonight’s Starting Lineup powered by @Verizon ⬇️   
     
👑 @De’Aaron Fox   
👑 @Tyrese Haliburton
👑 @terencedavisjr
👑 @Chimezie Metu
👑 @Richaun Holmes pic.twitter.com/iXXxXNLuMg9:35 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Updated story on LeBron James in the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols: ocregister.com/2021/11/30/lak…9:35 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Updated Injury Report vs. Los Angeles Lakers – 11/30:
Marvin Bagley III (illness) – OUT
Harrison Barnes (right foot sprain) – OUT
Moe Harkless (left knee soreness) – OUT
Robert Woodard II (left ankle soreness) – OUT – 9:35 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Starters for @Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers – 11/30:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
G – Terence Davis
F – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes – 9:34 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers are starting Wayne Ellington and Talen Horton-Tucker tonight, in addition to regular starters Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and DeAndre Jordan. – 9:33 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings vs Lakers tonight’s starters for Sacramento:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
G – Terence Davis
F – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes – 9:33 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers starters: Westbrook, Ellington, THT, AD and Jordan. – 9:30 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Shoutout to the fans 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/6ZYPdOIfxF8:44 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel declined to say whether LeBron James feels asymptomatic after entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols. – 8:39 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says the team “found out this morning” that LeBron would be out due to health & safety protocols. – 8:38 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Lakers coach Frank Vogel says the team found out this morning LeBron James would be entering NBA health and safety protocols. Vogel added the team then arranged for him to get safe transportation back to Los Angeles. – 8:37 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Frank Vogel said he found out this morning that LeBron would enter the health and safety protocols and that the team arranged for safe transportation back to LA from Sacramento. – 8:37 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Lakers coach Frank Vogel says he found out LeBron James was placed in the health and safety protocols this morning and he got “safe transportation” back to Los Angeles. – 8:37 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Frank Vogel says the team became aware of LeBron James entering the health and safety protocols on Tuesday morning and arranged for James to travel back from Sacramento to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. – 8:36 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel said he found out this morning that LeBron would enter the protocols; the team arranged private transit for him to Los Angeles. – 8:35 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel on LeBron James being in the health and safety protocol: “We arranged for him to get transportation for him to get back to L.A. safely.” – 8:35 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel says the team’s thoughts are with LeBron after he entered COVID protocols: “It’s a huge loss. It’s disappointing.” Adds that he thinks that the Lakers are further along in their cohesion than they were when LeBron missed games earlier in the season. – 8:34 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says it’s going to “hurt” not having Avery Bradley tonight. – 8:34 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Lakers coach Frank Vogel on LeBron James entering NBA health and safety protocols: “Obviously, it’s a huge loss. It’s disappointing. We just want the best for him right now. That’s where our thoughts are and we have a next-man-up mindset.” – 8:34 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on LeBron being out: “Obviously it’s a huge loss. It’s disappointing. … We have a next-man-up mindset.” – 8:33 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings forward Marvin Bagley III is out vs. the Lakers tonight due to a non-COVID-19-related illness. – 8:32 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry on LeBron James entering health and safety protocols: “He’s been such an ambassador for the game, arguably the second-best player that’s ever played the game. Everybody wants to see him play, so it’s unfortunate that he won’t be able to play tonight.” – 8:30 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Alvin Gentry says Mo Harkless, Harrison Barnes and Marvin Bagley III are out against the Lakers tonight. – 8:30 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Get a $2.50 bottled water with #ApplePay. Add your card to Apple Wallet before the game to get started. pic.twitter.com/MRUuJ10gum8:30 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Play Lakers Pick ‘Em for your chance to win tickets to the December 12 game vs the Magic. – 8:30 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Alvin Gentry says Marvin Bagley (non-Covid illness) won’t play for Kings tonight. – 8:28 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Marvin Bagley is out sick tonight. Non-COVID related illness. – 8:28 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Marvin Bagley is out tonight with a non-COVID illness. – 8:28 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Marvin Bagley is out due to a non-covid illness. – 8:28 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Nico Batum (Health and safety protocols) will miss tomorrow’s game against the Kings, according to the Clippers. – 8:25 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Correcting prior tweet: Richaun Holmes is back tonight for SAC.
Harrison Barnes and Moe Harkless are both out. – 8:24 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Alvin Gentry, as expected, said Harrison Barnes and Moe Harkess will be out again tonight vs. Lakers. Richaun Holmes will be back and will be free from any minutes restrictions tonight – 8:23 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
According to Alvin Gentry, Richaun Holmes does not have a minutes restriction. – 8:23 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry says Richaun Holmes will not have any minutes restrictions vs. the Lakers tonight after missing the past three games, one due to an eye injury and two due to illness. – 8:23 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Nicolas Batum remains out due to health and safety protocols for tomorrow vs Kings – 8:23 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
No Harrison Barnes or Mo Harkless for the Kings tonight against the Lakers, Alvin Gentry says. – 8:21 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Both Moe Harkless and Harrison Barnes are out again tonight. – 8:21 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
No Harrison Barnes or Moe Harkless tonight for the Kings. – 8:21 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry says Harrison Barnes (foot) and Maurice Harkless (knee) will be out again tonight. – 8:21 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
From earlier: Canes bring in AD candidate for second interview, continue conversations with candidates, while Diaz twists in wind. How Canes football is operating in parallel universes, in a weird state of suspended animation: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…8:19 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Neemias Queta and Damian Jones working on jumpers during pregame. pic.twitter.com/nYzqAtymGz8:02 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
What you think Laker Fans, do you have confidence AD and Russ can lead with Bron out? So far that has not been the case, 4-7 without LBJ – 8:00 PM
Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
Jaden Ivey would be helping the Lakers more than Russell Westbrook is right now. I don’t know who else to compare Ivey to coming out of college. – 7:50 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The Lakers have the NBA’s hardest remaining schedule.
They are just 11-11 against the 2nd-easiest schedule so far.
LeBron James is out at least the next 4 games. – 7:40 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Lakers’ LeBron James has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols after increased testing was instituted leaguewide post-Thanksgiving.
Teams were notified Nov. 19 that all players would have to test daily for COVID-19 from Nov. 28-Dec. 1 unless the team had an off day. – 7:36 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron James enters COVID health, safety protocols, out vs. Kings and at least 10 days nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/30/leb…7:36 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Get to know your NBA media: which NBA beat writer once ate 9 oatmeal raisin cookies during a Kings game? – 7:34 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Lakers only play 5 games over the next 11 days. At Kings, Clippers, Celtics, at Memphis, at OKC.
But from December 11 until the end of the season… pic.twitter.com/shePO0gmAW7:27 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron is the only positive on the Lakers this season.
They are +1 with LeBron and -63 without LeBron in point differential. pic.twitter.com/gMuiWWsQrK7:18 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
The 2021-22 Lakers: Brought to you by “Absolutely No Fun Whatsoever!” AK – 7:13 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
LeBron James — who the Lakers are listing in health and safety protocols — is expected to miss several games, source tells ESPN. Players with positive Covid cases must be out a minimum of 10 days. – 7:09 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Lakers star LeBron James out vs. Kings after entering NBA health and safety protocols. @sacbee_news story ⬇️
sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…6:55 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Story: Lakers star LeBron James to miss time after entering NBA’s covid-19 health & safety protocols @washingtonpost @PostSports https://t.co/xLViU5KiiY pic.twitter.com/ssjUYHULnJ6:54 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron James is out for tonight due to the league’s health and safety protocols. – 6:45 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron missed games in career
First 15 seasons: 71
Last 4 seasons: 71 (and counting) pic.twitter.com/YGRv8xtai36:44 PM

Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
Lakers fans are now listed as ‘questionable’ (mental health and safety protocols) – 6:42 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James is out tonight against the Kings because of Health and Safety protocols, per the Lakers. – 6:40 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers say that LeBron James has entered the health and safety protocols and is out for tonight’s game in Sacramento. – 6:39 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Uh oh…LeBron James out tonight due to being in health and safety protocols. – 6:39 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Los Angeles Lakers say LeBron James has entered NBA’s health and safety protocol. – 6:39 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron James is in NBA’s health and safety protocols and is out for Lakers game at Sacramento tonight, the Lakers just announced. – 6:38 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Lakers announce LeBron James is OUT tonight due to health and safety protocols. – 6:37 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron James is out tonight against Sacramento due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. – 6:36 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
LeBron James has entered the NBA’s Health & Safety protocols, per the Lakers. L.A. plays in Sacramento tonight. – 6:36 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
LeBron James has entered health and safety protocols and is out tonight vs. Sacramento, Lakers say. – 6:35 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers say LeBron James will be out tonight in Sacramento due to health and safety protocols. – 6:34 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder were incredibly fortunate after KD left to have Sam Presti and Russell Westbrook.
Sooners are incredibly fortunate after Riley left to have Joe Castiglione and Bob Stoops. – 5:54 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Anthony Davis says he will continue to shoot 3s “whether it goes in or not” nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/30/ant…5:54 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
For the sickos who like to watch, Tuesday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast, YouTube version. Among the topics, a viewer’s complaint that Anthony Davis isn’t playing like a true superstar. Is this fair criticism? @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
youtu.be/6CyTgc0eGXA?t=…5:09 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Jalen Rose swiftly crushed LeBron James’ case for GOAT status over Michael Jordan.
#NBA #Lakers #LakeShow
sportscasting.com/jalen-rose-cru…5:06 PM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Warriors & Suns Reign Over The West + Can Lakers Bounce Back? | Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman Podcast w/ @Gary Tanguay presented by @calm & @LinkedIn twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:00 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Is this, from a Sacramento dumpling spot, a commentary on the Lakers chances tonight vs the Kings? pic.twitter.com/lHcrTpPYpt4:59 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
New ESPN story: A day after becoming a U.S. citizen and changing his last name to “Freedom,” Enes Kanter Freedom says he’d like to meet with LeBron James and “educate” him on humans rights issues in China. espn.com/nba/story/_/id…4:27 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
My bro @Jalen Rose is my guest on the Posted Up w/ C. Haynes Pod. MJ vs Bron, what Rockets’ chips meant without MJ, rap videos he was in, who should go against @BustaRhymes in @verzuzonline & provides secrets to his hair.
🎧: https://t.co/WzOQJhqQTf
🎥: https://t.co/xEAqbJYQ7G pic.twitter.com/FPgc1AvrUm4:04 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Free pod: Awards 11.29.21 Part 2 w/ @Danny Leroux: https://t.co/0gWBPs84JY
Dunc’d On Total Access members get this episode ad-free, plus our other 4 pods per week. Subscribe: https://t.co/XSgwN6kjka pic.twitter.com/jATJYuYIPu4:00 PM

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