Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a season-high 26 points, Josh Hart added 22 and the Lakers won for the first time since LeBron James was sidelined with a groin injury, beating the Kings 121-114 in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Brandon Ingram added 21 points, including seven in the game-deciding run. The Kings led 110-103 with 4:30 remaining before the Lakers scored 12 straight points over three minutes. Ingram hit a three-pointer with 2:13 remaining to give Los Angeles a 113-110 lead.
A steal and layup by Iman Shumpert cut the Kings’ deficit to three, but Caldwell-Pope made a driving layup to make it a two-possession game.
De’Aaron Fox led Sacramento with 26 points. Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 21 apiece.
It was the second time in four nights that the Kings and Lakers played. Sacramento won 117-116 on Thursday on a three-pointer by Bogdanovic at the buzzer.
Sacramento led by four at halftime and was up 85-74 with 5:35 left in the third quarter.
Mavericks 105, Thunder 103: Teenage rookie Luka Doncic scored 25 points and backcourt mate Dennis Smith Jr. hit the go-ahead layup in the final minute for host Dallas.
Trail Blazers 129, 76ers 95: CJ McCollum scored 35 points to break out of a brief shooting slump, and host Portland beat Philadelphia. Ben Simmons scored 19 points to lead the 76ers, who were without center Joel Embiid (left knee soreness).
Timberwolves 113, Heat 104: Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading six players in double figures for visiting Minnesota. Towns added seven assists and six blocks.
Raptors 95, Bulls 89: Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam had 20 points and 12 rebounds and host Toronto recorded its seventh straight win over Chicago.
Magic 109, Pistons 107: Evan Fournier’s jumper in the lane at the buzzer gave host Orlando the win. Detroit wiped out an eight-point deficit in the final three minutes but lost for the 11th time in 14 games.
Young waived: The Nuggets waived former Warriors guard Nick Young. Young, 33, signed this month and played in four games with Denver, averaging 2.3 points.
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