Recap: Lakers barely edge out the Kings, 99-97

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The Los Angeles Lakers squeaked out a win on Friday night at the Staples Center, beating the Sacramento Kings 99-97.

The Kings fake another Bogdan Bogdanovic game-winner, almost end up sending the game to OT

The Kings were only down by two with around 5 seconds left, leaving the game open for the second straight year of the Lakers losing to the Kings due to a Bogdan Bogdanovic three.

The Lakers seemed prepared for this, as they put LeBron James on him. The Kings ran a smart play, as Harrison Barnes drove to the basket after faking a handoff to Bogdanovic.

However, Barnes slipped and was met at the basket by Anthony Davis. The big man blocked it (and may have fouled him but whatever), sealing the win for the Los Angeles Lakers.

LeBron James arrested for the murder of Nemanja Bjelica

The King had a very productive game, ending up with 29 points, 11 assists, and four rebounds. However, The King’s actions in the first half should not be celebrated.

After the game, the authorities took LeBron in, charging him for the murder of the Kings’ big man, Nemanja Bjelica. LeBron (allegedly) assassinated Bjelica in the middle of the court, and was promptly arrested. The (alleged) footage is seen below:

Truly, truly upsetting.

The Kings let Alex Caruso shoot threes while making all of theirs

Early on in the game, it appeared that the Kings were drastically sagging off of Alex Caruso, daring him to shoot threes. It definitely worked out for them for the most part, as Caruso was usually looking for a different move before putting up the three. He ended up at 2-for-7 for the night. The Lakers overall didn’t shoot threes well, ending the night at 11-for-37 (29.7%).

Meanwhile, the hot hand Kings were draining threes left-and-right. 48-year-old Buddy Hield led the way for the team, shooting 6-for-14. Lakers killer BogdanBogdanBogdan Bogdanovic also contributed to the Kings’ success behind the arc, hitting 3-for-5.

The Lakers will get back on the court on Sunday, as they welcome the Atlanta Hawks to town.

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