Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Los Angeles Lakers (11-11) play against the Sacramento Kings (13-13) at Golden 1 Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Tuesday November 30, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers 0, Sacramento Kings 0 (10:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Must be some pretty hellacious traffic in Sac as we get ready for tip pic.twitter.com/TRhwyxk50y10:09 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
You have to ask the questions because you have to ask the questions, but considering Frank Vogel hates to reveal even the starting lineup before a game, the odds getting any details about LeBron in the health and safety protocols felt… low. AK – 10:02 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Let’s get this going. #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/XNICqnCSFF9:58 PM

Alan Hahn @alanhahn
Mitch got hand and ball. No reason to blow that whistle. Melo wouldn’t have gotten that call! 🤬 – 9:57 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Starters for tonight. THT and Ellington replace Bradley and LeBron: pic.twitter.com/O10CVi7Na29:49 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
hoopers know…
@MarkJonesESPN pic.twitter.com/ciKLfuWrYE9:48 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Talen & Wayne join the starting five.
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/Zcqg8vCTZK9:47 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
For my friends in Portugal, Neemias Queta will not be active tonight. You can all go back to sleep. His time will come. – 9:44 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings starters vs. Lakers
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
G – Terence Davis
F – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes9:40 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Tonight’s Starting Lineup powered by @Verizon ⬇️

👑 @De’Aaron Fox
👑 @Tyrese Haliburton
👑 @terencedavisjr
👑 @Chimezie Metu
👑 @Richaun Holmes pic.twitter.com/iXXxXNLuMg9:35 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Updated story on LeBron James in the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols: ocregister.com/2021/11/30/lak…9:35 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Updated Injury Report vs. Los Angeles Lakers – 11/30:
Marvin Bagley III (illness) – OUT
Harrison Barnes (right foot sprain) – OUT
Moe Harkless (left knee soreness) – OUT
Robert Woodard II (left ankle soreness) – OUT – 9:35 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Starters for @Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers – 11/30:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
G – Terence Davis
F – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes – 9:34 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers are starting Wayne Ellington and Talen Horton-Tucker tonight, in addition to regular starters Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and DeAndre Jordan. – 9:33 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings vs Lakers tonight’s starters for Sacramento:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
G – Terence Davis
F – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes – 9:33 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Starter Wayne pic.twitter.com/QKTGQnK8cq9:30 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers starters: Westbrook, Ellington, THT, AD and Jordan. – 9:30 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Russ on the go 💨 pic.twitter.com/GtNWHQvN5W9:05 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
👀 pic.twitter.com/py2pgr0t9U8:52 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Shoutout to the fans 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/6ZYPdOIfxF8:44 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel declined to say whether LeBron James feels asymptomatic after entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols. – 8:39 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says the team “found out this morning” that LeBron would be out due to health & safety protocols. – 8:38 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Lakers coach Frank Vogel says the team found out this morning LeBron James would be entering NBA health and safety protocols. Vogel added the team then arranged for him to get safe transportation back to Los Angeles. – 8:37 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Frank Vogel said he found out this morning that LeBron would enter the health and safety protocols and that the team arranged for safe transportation back to LA from Sacramento. – 8:37 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Lakers coach Frank Vogel says he found out LeBron James was placed in the health and safety protocols this morning and he got “safe transportation” back to Los Angeles. – 8:37 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Frank Vogel says the team became aware of LeBron James entering the health and safety protocols on Tuesday morning and arranged for James to travel back from Sacramento to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. – 8:36 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel said he found out this morning that LeBron would enter the protocols; the team arranged private transit for him to Los Angeles. – 8:35 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel on LeBron James being in the health and safety protocol: “We arranged for him to get transportation for him to get back to L.A. safely.” – 8:35 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel says the team’s thoughts are with LeBron after he entered COVID protocols: “It’s a huge loss. It’s disappointing.” Adds that he thinks that the Lakers are further along in their cohesion than they were when LeBron missed games earlier in the season. – 8:34 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says it’s going to “hurt” not having Avery Bradley tonight. – 8:34 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Lakers coach Frank Vogel on LeBron James entering NBA health and safety protocols: “Obviously, it’s a huge loss. It’s disappointing. We just want the best for him right now. That’s where our thoughts are and we have a next-man-up mindset.” – 8:34 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on LeBron being out: “Obviously it’s a huge loss. It’s disappointing. … We have a next-man-up mindset.” – 8:33 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings forward Marvin Bagley III is out vs. the Lakers tonight due to a non-COVID-19-related illness. – 8:32 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry on LeBron James entering health and safety protocols: “He’s been such an ambassador for the game, arguably the second-best player that’s ever played the game. Everybody wants to see him play, so it’s unfortunate that he won’t be able to play tonight.” – 8:30 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Alvin Gentry says Mo Harkless, Harrison Barnes and Marvin Bagley III are out against the Lakers tonight. – 8:30 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Get a $2.50 bottled water with #ApplePay. Add your card to Apple Wallet before the game to get started. pic.twitter.com/MRUuJ10gum8:30 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Play Lakers Pick ‘Em for your chance to win tickets to the December 12 game vs the Magic. – 8:30 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Alvin Gentry says Marvin Bagley (non-Covid illness) won’t play for Kings tonight. – 8:28 PM

Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Marvin Bagley is out sick tonight. Non-COVID related illness. – 8:28 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Marvin Bagley is out tonight with a non-COVID illness. – 8:28 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Marvin Bagley is out due to a non-covid illness. – 8:28 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Nico Batum (Health and safety protocols) will miss tomorrow’s game against the Kings, according to the Clippers. – 8:25 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Correcting prior tweet: Richaun Holmes is back tonight for SAC.
Harrison Barnes and Moe Harkless are both out. – 8:24 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Alvin Gentry, as expected, said Harrison Barnes and Moe Harkess will be out again tonight vs. Lakers. Richaun Holmes will be back and will be free from any minutes restrictions tonight – 8:23 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
According to Alvin Gentry, Richaun Holmes does not have a minutes restriction. – 8:23 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry says Richaun Holmes will not have any minutes restrictions vs. the Lakers tonight after missing the past three games, one due to an eye injury and two due to illness. – 8:23 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Nicolas Batum remains out due to health and safety protocols for tomorrow vs Kings – 8:23 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
No Harrison Barnes or Mo Harkless for the Kings tonight against the Lakers, Alvin Gentry says. – 8:21 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Both Moe Harkless and Harrison Barnes are out again tonight. – 8:21 PM

Dave Mason @DeuceMason
No Harrison Barnes or Moe Harkless tonight for the Kings. – 8:21 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry says Harrison Barnes (foot) and Maurice Harkless (knee) will be out again tonight. – 8:21 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
From earlier: Canes bring in AD candidate for second interview, continue conversations with candidates, while Diaz twists in wind. How Canes football is operating in parallel universes, in a weird state of suspended animation: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…8:19 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Young fellas fitted 🤩 pic.twitter.com/W8QNycjOu98:12 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Neemias Queta and Damian Jones working on jumpers during pregame. pic.twitter.com/nYzqAtymGz8:02 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
What you think Laker Fans, do you have confidence AD and Russ can lead with Bron out? So far that has not been the case, 4-7 without LBJ – 8:00 PM

Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
Jaden Ivey would be helping the Lakers more than Russell Westbrook is right now. I don’t know who else to compare Ivey to coming out of college. – 7:50 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The Lakers have the NBA’s hardest remaining schedule.
They are just 11-11 against the 2nd-easiest schedule so far.
LeBron James is out at least the next 4 games. – 7:40 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Lakers’ LeBron James has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols after increased testing was instituted leaguewide post-Thanksgiving.
Teams were notified Nov. 19 that all players would have to test daily for COVID-19 from Nov. 28-Dec. 1 unless the team had an off day. – 7:36 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron James enters COVID health, safety protocols, out vs. Kings and at least 10 days nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/30/leb…7:36 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Get to know your NBA media: which NBA beat writer once ate 9 oatmeal raisin cookies during a Kings game? – 7:34 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Lakers only play 5 games over the next 11 days. At Kings, Clippers, Celtics, at Memphis, at OKC.
But from December 11 until the end of the season… pic.twitter.com/shePO0gmAW7:27 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron is the only positive on the Lakers this season.
They are +1 with LeBron and -63 without LeBron in point differential. pic.twitter.com/gMuiWWsQrK7:18 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
The 2021-22 Lakers: Brought to you by “Absolutely No Fun Whatsoever!” AK – 7:13 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
LeBron James — who the Lakers are listing in health and safety protocols — is expected to miss several games, source tells ESPN. Players with positive Covid cases must be out a minimum of 10 days. – 7:09 PM

DeAndre Jordan @DeAndre
#35 @TobiOye… – 7:01 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Lakers star LeBron James out vs. Kings after entering NBA health and safety protocols. @sacbee_news story ⬇️
sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…6:55 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Story: Lakers star LeBron James to miss time after entering NBA’s covid-19 health & safety protocols @washingtonpost @PostSports https://t.co/xLViU5KiiY pic.twitter.com/ssjUYHULnJ6:54 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron James is out for tonight due to the league’s health and safety protocols. – 6:45 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron missed games in career
First 15 seasons: 71
Last 4 seasons: 71 (and counting) pic.twitter.com/YGRv8xtai36:44 PM

Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
Lakers fans are now listed as ‘questionable’ (mental health and safety protocols) – 6:42 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James is out tonight against the Kings because of Health and Safety protocols, per the Lakers. – 6:40 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers say that LeBron James has entered the health and safety protocols and is out for tonight’s game in Sacramento. – 6:39 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Uh oh…LeBron James out tonight due to being in health and safety protocols. – 6:39 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Los Angeles Lakers say LeBron James has entered NBA’s health and safety protocol. – 6:39 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron James is in NBA’s health and safety protocols and is out for Lakers game at Sacramento tonight, the Lakers just announced. – 6:38 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Lakers announce LeBron James is OUT tonight due to health and safety protocols. – 6:37 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron James is out tonight against Sacramento due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. – 6:36 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
LeBron James has entered the NBA’s Health & Safety protocols, per the Lakers. L.A. plays in Sacramento tonight. – 6:36 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
LeBron James has entered health and safety protocols and is out tonight vs. Sacramento, Lakers say. – 6:35 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers say LeBron James will be out tonight in Sacramento due to health and safety protocols. – 6:34 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder were incredibly fortunate after KD left to have Sam Presti and Russell Westbrook.
Sooners are incredibly fortunate after Riley left to have Joe Castiglione and Bob Stoops. – 5:54 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Anthony Davis says he will continue to shoot 3s “whether it goes in or not” nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/30/ant…5:54 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
For the sickos who like to watch, Tuesday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast, YouTube version. Among the topics, a viewer’s complaint that Anthony Davis isn’t playing like a true superstar. Is this fair criticism? @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
youtu.be/6CyTgc0eGXA?t=…5:09 PM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Jalen Rose swiftly crushed LeBron James’ case for GOAT status over Michael Jordan.
#NBA #Lakers #LakeShow
sportscasting.com/jalen-rose-cru…5:06 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Warriors & Suns Reign Over The West + Can Lakers Bounce Back? | Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman Podcast w/ @Gary Tanguay presented by @calm & @LinkedIn twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:00 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Is this, from a Sacramento dumpling spot, a commentary on the Lakers chances tonight vs the Kings? pic.twitter.com/lHcrTpPYpt4:59 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
New ESPN story: A day after becoming a U.S. citizen and changing his last name to “Freedom,” Enes Kanter Freedom says he’d like to meet with LeBron James and “educate” him on humans rights issues in China. espn.com/nba/story/_/id…4:27 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
My bro @Jalen Rose is my guest on the Posted Up w/ C. Haynes Pod. MJ vs Bron, what Rockets’ chips meant without MJ, rap videos he was in, who should go against @BustaRhymes in @verzuzonline & provides secrets to his hair.
🎧: https://t.co/WzOQJhqQTf
🎥: https://t.co/xEAqbJYQ7G pic.twitter.com/FPgc1AvrUm4:04 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Free pod: Awards 11.29.21 Part 2 w/ @Danny Leroux: https://t.co/0gWBPs84JY
Dunc’d On Total Access members get this episode ad-free, plus our other 4 pods per week. Subscribe: https://t.co/XSgwN6kjka pic.twitter.com/jATJYuYIPu4:00 PM