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

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The Sacramento Kings (7-12) play against the Los Angeles Lakers (10-10) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 10:30 PM EST on Friday November 26, 2021

Sacramento Kings 13, Los Angeles Lakers 13 (Q1 04:30)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
The footwork. The finish. The Brow. pic.twitter.com/AZbHzqDgec10:53 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Dejounte has tied career-high with 29 points (12-30-21 vs. Lakers). – 10:53 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings go to a four-guard lineup against the Lakers with Fox-Mitchell-Davis-Hield-Len. – 10:53 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Fox drills a triple. Kings up 9-8. – 10:52 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings super small right now – 10:52 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Former future Laker Buddy Hield checks into the game. – 10:51 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Sluggish start here from LAL’s bigger starting lineup, as they convert just 3 of 11 FG’s, to lead 6-5 with SAC going 2 for 12.
Kings are really lacking talent in the frontcourt with Barnes and Holmes both out. – 10:49 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Terence Davis gets some run tonight – 10:45 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings go 0-7/0-6 to start the game but the Lakers can’t shoot either. Tied 2-2 after 3 minutes. – 10:45 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Early Terence Davis sighting. – 10:45 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
there are games you’re gonna want to tell your grandchildren about — i got the feeling that Lakers-Kings tonight ain’t one of em – 10:45 PM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings chucking bricks early. – 10:44 PM

Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Kings are 0-7 to start the game and all of them have been great looks. – 10:43 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Let’s go. pic.twitter.com/SAw8lMGOWx10:43 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings are scoreless through the first 2:30. Lucky to trail 2-0. – 10:43 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
LeBron hikes it to Westbrook and we’re underway. – 10:42 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
The Hawks scored a season-high 132 points tonight on 52-89 FG (.584 FG%), 13-27 3FG (.481 3FG%) and a season-high 33 assists.
Atlanta’s 32-point margin of victory is its largest this season and is tied for its largest since 11/15/17 vs. SAC (+46, 126-80). – 10:41 PM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Harrison Barnes is probably the Sacramento Kings’ best trade chip this season. We will see what the team looks like without him…
I expect struggles and a noticeable absence. – 10:37 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Ready for the Show.
#LakeShow x @DWS_Group pic.twitter.com/B26MBNVe7E10:28 PM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Tonight’s a beautiful night for a De’Aaron Fox takeover game in Los Angeles. – 10:25 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
The 〰️ is back. pic.twitter.com/EvCT8j0CMn10:21 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings make it official:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
F – Moe Harkless
F – Chimezie Metu
C – Alex Len10:12 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron fined for doing “Sam Cassell” celebration during win over Pacers nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/26/leb…10:12 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Friday Night Five
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/sHELxVNQmL10:09 PM

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

👑 @De’Aaron Fox
👑 @Tyrese Haliburton
👑 @Moe Harkless
👑 @Chimezie Metu
👑 @alexlen pic.twitter.com/6mj0d3Z09L10:05 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Still chuckling over this response from my old friend @Sam Amick when I told him the Kings were activating Lou King the other night against the Blazers.
Sammy says: “If he plays well, are you going to say he’s Lou-King good?” 😂 – 10:02 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
DOUBLE-DOUBLE MELO! 💪
Break up the Thanksgiving leftovers with 50% off @yourlocaldomino tomorrow with code HORNETS!
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/Efo26bTNrW10:01 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings starters vs. Lakers:
PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Maurice Harkless
PF – Chimezie Metu
C – Alex Len – 10:01 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Starters: Westbrook, Bradley, LeBron, AD and Jordan. – 10:00 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Play Lakers Pick ‘Em for your chance to win tickets to the December 12 game vs the Magic. – 9:59 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Suns have now won 15 in a row since Kings forward Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat them way back on Oct. 27. – 9:53 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
NBA power rankings: Significant movement from a number of teams this week as Warriors, Suns and Nets vie for No. 1 while Jazz, Hornets, Celtics and Bucks rise and Wizards, Nuggets, Lakers fall.
sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…9:50 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes is not with the Kings in Los Angeles due to a non-covid related illness, but there is hope he will be able to rejoin the team in Memphis for Sunday’s game against the Grizzlies. – 9:40 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Man. Dok injury does not look great. It was during the 1st quarter of the Stars game against the Stockton Kings. Had to be helped off the floor, absolutely no weight on his right foot. Poor kid. – 9:39 PM

Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
It’s a beautiful night for high school football. The Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship contest between No. 1 Rocklin and No. 3 Folsom kicks off in less than 20 minutes. pic.twitter.com/XdvKWOtJyL9:36 PM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
This one could be rough tonight. Then again, it’s the perfect “Kings have no business winning” type of night. – 9:36 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Neemias Queta is off to a fast start with Stockton tonight. 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and a block in 5 minutes. – 9:16 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Shining for the City of Stars 🌟 pic.twitter.com/QfOdfFbHOF9:12 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
“I don’t think either one is long term.” -Alvin Gentry on both Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes.
Gentry said medical staff is optimistic that Barnes won’t miss much time. He’s day-to-day.
Holmes has a non-covid related illness. Absence not related to eye injury. – 9:09 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Both Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes are out for Sacramento tonight.
The Kings will start Chimezie Metu and Alex Len in their places. – 9:07 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry says he’ll start Chimezie Metu and Alex Len with Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes out of the lineup. – 9:07 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings interim coach Alvin Gentry said he will start Chimezie Metu and Alex Len as replacements in the starting five. – 9:06 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings interim coach Alvin Gentry says he doesn’t think either injuries to Harrison Barnes & Richaun Holmes are more than day-to-day. Holmes is also a little under the weather but not COVID related – 9:06 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
AD & AR pic.twitter.com/Tx0CUo22pJ9:04 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
This 19 point lead for the Spurs is their largest lead since the 11/10 game against the Kings. – 9:03 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Both Anthony Davis and Austin Reaves are available tonight.
The Lakers are as healthy as they’ve been so far this season (Nunn/Ariza out). We’ll see how Vogel utilizes the guard spots especially, and where he can work Reaves in w/Westbrook, Bradley, THT, Monk and Ellington. – 8:52 PM

Dave Mason @DeuceMason
LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Austin Reeves good to go tonight against the Kings.
No Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes for the Kings. – 8:50 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Anthony Davis, Lebron James & Austin Reaves all avail tonight vs the Kings
@ESPNLosAngeles8:48 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Austin Reaves is available, Frank Vogel says. – 8:47 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Ja Morant exits the game with an injury. Hope this isn’t serious. Kings play in Memphis on Sunday.
pic.twitter.com/9u4GTi6kGk8:36 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
#BeatLA8:23 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Looking forward to talk Lakers/Warriors with @StephanieReady & @Steve Smith on @NBATV. Tune in at 5:45 pm PT! on.nba.com/32wcN7b8:19 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James was fined for his Sam Cassell dance in the Pacers game, the league announced pic.twitter.com/pqHAfmVLq98:13 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron loses a little extra money for the Sam Cassell dance. pic.twitter.com/6xBnANkyCJ8:11 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
LeBron James fined $15K. #LakeShow #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/YRzUNOGMhs8:11 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
The NBA just informed reporters via email that they issued a fine to Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James – 8:04 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Another penalty for LeBron James. $15,000 fine for obscene gesture on the court and warned for using profane language during media availability in response to league imposed discipline. – 8:02 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
NBA says LeBron James has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture on the playing court and warned for using profane language during media availability in response to league imposed discipline. – 8:02 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The NBA announces it has fined LeBron James $15k for an inappropriate gesture in the Lakers’ win over the Pacers earlier this week. – 8:02 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
LeBron James has been fined $15,000 for his Sam Cassell gesture in the 4th quarter of the Lakers’ OT win in Indy.
fieldhousefiles.substack.com/p/lebron-ignor…8:01 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Lakers superstar LeBron James has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture on the court, per release. He’s also been warned for using profane language during a media availability in response to discipline. – 8:01 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
NBA fines LeBron James $15,000 for “making an obscene gesture on the playing court and warned for using profane language during media availability” in regards to his previous one-game suspension – 8:01 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The NBA has fined LeBron James $15,000 for his Sam Cassell celebration on a clutch 3-pointer in Lakers’ win over Indiana. – 8:00 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Back home and wearing Gold.
#LakeShow x @bibigoUSA pic.twitter.com/9lVU0ndX0I7:52 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Don’t miss the newest Backstage: Lakers, tonight, after the post game show.
⏰: 11 p.m. PT
📺: @SpectrumSN pic.twitter.com/oLpRh78ZJw7:28 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Dating back to the start of Wednesday’s victory vs. the Lakers, Evan Fournier has made 9 of his last 12 three-pointers.
Over NY’s last 3+ games, Fournier is 14-of-25 (56%) from downtown.
He’s a good shooter. – 7:20 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Isaiah Stewart’s full quote on the incident with LeBron James pic.twitter.com/xJgwCaLWul6:58 PM

DeAndre Jordan @DeAndre
#35 @TobiOye… – 6:52 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Isaiah Stewart on incident w LeBron James, part II: “My main focus right now is on my team and my teammates, getting back to playing basketball. I’m not going to let that define who I am. I’m going to let what Detroit drafted me for define who I am and the way I play basketball.” – 6:39 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Isaiah Stewart on the incident with LeBron James, part I: “It’s going to be my last time addressing it. I watched the film. Me, personally, like I said, I didn’t feel like it was an accident. But this is my last time addressing it.” – 6:39 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings C Richaun Holmes and F Harrison Barnes are out for tonight’s game with the Lakers. – 6:08 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
I asked Isaiah Stewart about the incident with LeBron James. This is the first time he publicly addressed it — and he said it’s gonna be his last. pic.twitter.com/jLP7xsCWZt6:05 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Portland’s Robert Covington gets a $15k fine for tossing his mask at an official from Wednesday’s game vs. Kings. pic.twitter.com/7DdOGx3CN36:02 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Stewart on the LeBron incident: “I didn’t feel like it was an accident … my main focus is on my teammates and getting back to playing basketball. I’m not going to let that define who I am. I’ll let the reasons why the Pistons drafted me define who I am.” – 6:01 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Stewart on the LeBron incident: “This is going to be my last time addressing it. I watched the film. I didn’t feel like it was an accident. My focus is on my team and playing basketball. I won’t let that define who I am. What Detroit drafted me for is what will define who I am.” – 6:01 PM

Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
At halftime of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game, No. 3 Le Grand leads No. 1 Woodland Christian 21-0. – 5:55 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes have both been ruled out for tonight’s matchup against the Lakers. Alvin Gentry is going to have to get creative. – 5:42 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Ep. 11 of The Kings Beat Podcast is live! @Sean Cunningham joins the show to discuss Alvin Gentry’s first win and much more. Make sure to subscribe! kings-beat.beehiiv.com/p/ep-11-kings-…5:09 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
ICYMI, Friday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! We discuss whether LeBron at center can help the Lakers find their identity, and @TylerRickyTynes‘s fun interview with Dwight in GQ. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sho…4:40 PM