Kings beat winless Lakers in Las Vegas

Kings beat winless Lakers in Las Vegas
October 20, 2012, 12:44 am

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (24) drives in for a shot against Sacramento Kings' Thomas Robinson (0) in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) Marcus Thornton scored 19 points, while DeMarcus Cousins had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings over the winless Los Angeles Lakers, 103-98 Friday night.

Kobe Bryant finished with 22 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes for the Lakers (0-5), while Pau Gasol had 20 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes for the Kings (3-1), who only trailed once.

Steve Nash added eight points and six assists in 28 minutes for the Lakers. All three did not play in the fourth quarter.

The Lakers' Dwight Howard will try to play Sunday night against Sacramento in Los Angeles. It will be determined by the Lakers medical staff. Howard, who had back surgery last April, made the trip to Las Vegas.