Jordan Farmer scored 30 points on 14 shots, including 8-10 from three point range, as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings 126-122 in front of a crowd of 18,997 at the Staples Center. The Lakers shot an unbelievable 19-27 (70%!) from beyond the arc, offsetting a 32 point performance by Rudy Gay. Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Williams scored 26 points each - Williams was pressed into a starting role as DeMarcus Cousins sat out his suspension. The Kings drop to 20-38, while the Lakers improve to 20-39.
Orlando Johnson made his Kings debut with 4 points in 14 minutes, and the non-boxscore highlight of the night had to be watching the Kabong Brothers (Reggie Evans and Quincy Acy) share the floor for a spell. Evans and Jason Thompson combined for an animal style double-double (25 points, 20 boards) out of the center position.
The Kings take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tomorrow at Sleep Train Arena.