James, Los Angeles, ready for the matchup against Sacramento

From The Associated Press

(AP) – Los Angeles Lakers (21-20, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (16-27, 12th in the Western Conference)

Sacramento, California; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: LeBron James leads Los Angeles into a matchup with Sacramento. With an average of 28.9 points per game, he is second in the league.

The Kings played 4-6 against division opponents. Sacramento has a record of 5-16 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Lakers are 2-5 in division play. Los Angeles is 8-9 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Lakers won the last meeting on January 5th. James scored 31 points to lead the Lakers to victory.

TOP PERFORMER: Buddy Hield averaged 3.6, averaging 3 points per game for the Kings, scoring 15.4 points while shooting 38.0% out of the blue. De’Aaron Fox scores 43.2% and averaged 19.0 points in the last 10 games for Sacramento.

James averages 28.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.7 steals for the Lakers. Russell Westbrook averaged 17.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and eight assists in their last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Kings: 3-7, averaging 104.8 points, 43.3 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 5.7 steals, and 4.1 blocks per game while 44.3% is shot out of the field. Your opponents have an average of 112.0 points per game.

Lakers: 5-5, averaging 116.8 points, 43.6 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 7.9 steals, and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% off the field. Your opponents have an average of 116.3 points.

INJURIES: Kings: Richaun Holmes: out (health logs), Tristan Thompson: out (quad), Damian Jones: out (health and safety logs).

Lakers: Anthony Davis: off (knee), Kendrick Nunn: off (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data.

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