Rapid Reaction: Lakers 103, Kings 98

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Rapid Reaction: Lakers 103, Kings 98
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Here's a capsule-size look at how the Los Angeles Lakers salvaged a 2-2 road trip with a rousing come-from-behind win, beating the Sacramento Kings 103-98 on Saturday night at the Sleep Train Arena: How it happened: Things looked pretty grim to start as L.A. trailed by 12 after the first 12 minutes and gave up a whopping 37 points in the first period. Making matters worse, Steve Nash could play just two minutes before ending his night because of a right hip strain. But the Lakers persevered. Kobe Bryant scored 10 of his 19 points in the second quarter to get L.A. back in it before halftime and the Lakers used a 14-1 run to end the third to put control of the game into their hands. It got tight late in the fourth quarter, but L.A. was able to strip Tyreke Evans to break up a layup attempt and Dwight Howard blocked a potential game-tying 3 from DeMarcus Cousins (yes, you read that right) and the Lakers survived.

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