Buddy Hield scored 28 points, including a 3-pointer that capped Sacramento's streak of 11 consecutive baskets made in the third period, and the Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 136-122 on Thursday. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 27 points as the Kings won for only the third time in the NBA restart. The Kings made 21 3-pointers as Hield shot 8 of 14.
Both the Clippers and the Lakers have said they have nerves heading into the postseason. The Lakers face the prospect of perhaps facing the red-hot Trail Blazers or Suns, who in the bubble have outperformed otherwise mediocre seasons. The Lakers will have a lot of down time over the weekend, which could either give them the rest they need, or disrupt their rhythm against a team that will have to keep fighting to stave off elimination on Saturday and possibly Sunday.
So we all prepared, we all stayed in touch as if we were coming back, not knowing if we were, but I think that propelled us to get right back together and jump to right where we left (off),” Cook continued. Just to have that kind of mindset and kind of leadership, it’s been great for us. Now, after a four-month hiatus, the Lakers are more or less back to where they were before the season was suspended, with the No.