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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings

Dec 6, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) looks to pass the ball from the floor against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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Andy BaileyFeatured ColumnistDecember 7, 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers (10-9) dominated the Sacramento Kings (4-13) during the fourth quarter of a 106-100 win at the Sleep Train Arena Friday night.

All five Lakers starters reached double-figures, led by 19 apiece from Pau Gasol and Jodie Meeks in the teams final game before Kobe Bryant returns to action Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.

Steve Blake was the best player for the Lakers in the team's Friday night prelude to Kobe, posting another double-double with 13 points and 10 assists.

The Kings were solid for three quarters, but were outscored 25-13 in the fourth on the way to their sixth straight loss. 

Sacramento was led by 20 points on 6-of-17 shooting from DeMarcus Cousins and a career-high 20 from Ben McLemore.

 

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