The Sacramento Kings came into Tinseltown with a purpose, defeat the rival Lakers and extend their win streak to 3 games. In the blink of an eye, Sacramento had built a 12-point first quarter advantage on a blistering 60-percent shooting from the field while winning the rebound battle 15-6 against Los Angeles. For a team which struggles to average 102.3 points per game, a 31-point first quarter by the Kings falls short of being an Act of God, in light of some of the team’s offensive struggles after the DeMarcus Cousins trade. But this is shaping up to a pretty good roster going into next season with Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein leading the charge. In tonight’s game, the Buddy Hield Los Angeles Lakers Highlights did not disappoint as Buddy finished as the Kings’ second leading scorer with 17 points on 7 of 14 shooting from the field including 3 of 5 from behind the arc to go along with a rebound, 2 assists and a steal in 30 minutes of action. Fellow islander and native of Haiti, Labissiere was the leading scorer with 19 points, 3 rebounds, a steal and 2 blocked shots. Oh, and let’s not forget a collection of emphatic dunks from the ‘Haitian Sensation‘ who shot 8 of 13 from the field in 32 minutes. Here is Skal throwing down a buzzer-beating 2 handed dunk before the end of the first half on a sweet dish from Darren Collison.
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Rivalry games always seem to bring the best out of these teams, regardless of their respective overall records for the season. After a blazing start from the Kings, LA bounced back outscoring the Kings 26-14 in the second quarter erasing their early advantage. The Lakers were led by their own talented group of players including Julius Randle who led all scorers with 25 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Despite having 5 players in double-digits in scoring, the Kings lost this game because of two key areas, turnovers and points in the paint. Sacramento committed 23 turnovers compared to just 14 by the Lakers. We have highlighted over and over that ball control is a huge area which needs to be addressed in the offseason as this young team matures with more playing time. Additionally, the Lakers dominated points in the paint 60-46 which represents a huge need for Sacramento to improve on defense in the middle to limit opportunities close to the basket. Presently, the Kings lack a true defensive presence in the middle even with outstanding play by Willie Cauley-Stein who recorded 3 blocked shots. In his relief, the young 7’1 19 year old Georgios Papagiannis, who had another decent game with 10 points and 10 rebounds but lacked any blocked shots against a Laker squad which constantly attacked the basket. This will obviously be a huge concern for the Kings in the draft or via free agency.
With 5 seconds to go in the contest trailing the Lakers 94-92, Sacramento had a chance to tie and send the game into overtime but Buddy Hield committed a turnover on a bad inbound pass which was stolen by Lakers forward Corey Brewer who was immediately fouled by Langston Galloway. In a post game interview, Buddy Hield said “I have to do a better job inbounding the ball, I have to use my deception better.” Brewer would go on to sink both free throw attempts to extend the lead 96-92 and despite a driving layup by Buddy Hield with one second remaining to cut the lead to 96-94, it was not enough as D’Angelo Russell hit two final free throws with just 0.2 remaining on the shot clock which allowed LA to escape with a victory. Tonight’s game featured both the #2 and the #6 selections in the 2016 NBA Draft, Brandon Ingram scored 14 points while Hield won the rookie duel with 17 points and easily the best Buddy Hield Los Angeles Lakers Highlights. However, Ingram would walk away with the victory.
Key Statistics: Both reserve squads scored 27 points each. The Lakers had 12 steals compared to just 5 for Sacramento which automatically created a difference of a 7 turnover advantage for LA. Rebounds were basically even despite a huge 15-6 first quarter start by the Kings as the Lakers edged the Kings 48-47. The Kings shot 38 of 75 (50%) from the field and 8 of 20 (40%) from three-point range. Meanwhile, the Lakers shot 38 of 86 (44.2%) from the field and a woeful 4 of 24 (16.7%) from beyond the arc. The Lakers missed 20 three-point shots but still managed to win the offensive rebound tally 16-10 against Sacramento. Up next, the Kings return home to host James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Sunday evening at 6pm EST. Be sure to check out all the video clips below and share these Buddy Hield Los Angeles Highlights to fellow Buddy Hield Fans in your social network!
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BUDDY HIELD DRAINS A 3 (Q1)
BUDDY HIELD WITH A SWEET UP & UNDER (Q2)
BUDDY HIELD NAILS A DEEP BOMB (Q3)
BUDDY HIELD SINKS A CORNER 3 (Q3)
BUDDY HIELD HITS A JUMPER (Q4)
BUDDY HIELD HITS A FADEAWAY JUMPER (Q4)
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