NBA 2K12 Sim - Lakers Send Kings To Fourth Straight Loss

After a near win in Sacramento on Saturday night versus the New Orleans Hornets, the Kings couldn’t keep the momentum as they headed down south – dropping a dud in Los Angeles last evening.

Defensively, the Kings were no match for Kobe Bryant or Lamar Odom who combined for 56 points in the Lakers victory – the loss being the fourth in a row for the Kings who now sit winless at 0-4.

DeMarcus Cousins continued his strong early season play putting up 19/11 while holding Andrew Bynum to a paltry 2 of 9 with 5 rebounds. J.J. Hickson also had his strongest game as a King, recording his first double double in purple and black, but his shooting woes continued – only able to put in 5 of 16. Marcus Thornton snapped out of an early season funk, scoring his season high of 15 – but as has been the story of the season, turnovers yet again doomed the Kings early on.

After a strong first quarter, the Kings turned the ball over eight times in the second, turning their first quarter tie into a nine point deficit at half. A solid third quarter kept the Kings in the game, but an early Laker push in the fourth turned the game into a blowout.

The Kings return home to play the Cleveland Cavilers tomorrow evening.

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