Kuzma finished with 33 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the loss. He is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.1 assists a game this season. Bogdan Bogdanovic, who had 11 points through three quarters, sparked the comeback with 12 points in the fourth, including the winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Los Angeles led 104-89 with 6:44 remaining following a dunk by Tyson Chandler before Sacramento surged back. "All that said, we made enough plays to win". "We've got to do a better job closing out games and just being composed".
The Kings rallied from 15 points against a Lakers side that played minus LeBron James, who didn't join the team in Sacramento due to a strained groin.
However, Walton had confirmed before the game that the Lakers are taking a cautious approach to James' recovery.
Hart has started 10 games for the Lakers this season. "Hopefully, it is not a long thing and I can get back on the floor as soon as possible". Ball said after the game he was fine and expects to play against the Clippers on Friday.
Thursday will mark the first time James has sat since the final game of the 2016-17 regular season, which he took off for rest. It was claimed the Lakers were preparing for James to miss several games owing to the significant strain he suffered.