Double-doubles by Randle, Ball push Lakers past Kings

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points off the bench for the Kings, who have lost five of six. De’Aaron Fox had 15 points and Buddy Hield scored 13.With Ball leading the charge, the Lakers were at their most effective when pushing the ball up the court. They had a 35-8 advantage in fast-break points, and Ball’s 11 assists were his most since the rookie returned from a recent shoulder injury that sidelined him for six games. He finished with five points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLos Angeles opened an 84-74 lead going into the fourth quarter, closing the third on a 22-10 run. Sacramento started the second half with a 14-3 surge to take an eight-point lead before Lopez hit three 3-pointers. Lopez then missed from long range, but Ball was under the basket for a putback.Lopez finished 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kings: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.Lakers: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LeBron James joins criticism of H&M over sweater ad Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Julius Randle had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Lonzo Ball added 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Sacramento Kings 99-86 on Tuesday night.Brook Lopez scored 18 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 16 for the Lakers, who have won two straight following a nine-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Lakers went on a 19-0 run in the first quarter fueled by eight points from Brandon Ingram and seven from Randle, who had 13 points and five rebounds in the first half.TIP-INSKings: G George Hill missed his third straight game to be with his wife, who is pregnant.Lakers: Ball had his ninth career double-double. … Randle had his eighth double-double of the season.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img