Game Recap: Kings bounce back, beat the Lakers 84-72

Unlike the Bobcats from a night ago, the Los Angeles Lakers did not bring their starting five to summer league and it showed.

Looking to bounce back from last night’s debacle, the Kings pulled away from the Lakers late, beating the purple and gold by a score of 84-72.

While the fans were waiting for Jimmer Fredette or Thomas Robinson to blow up, it was the 5-foot-11 Josh Akognon who looked unstoppable.  The 26-year old out of Cal State Fullerton led all scorers with 25, shooting 10-for-16 from the field, including 4-for-8 from distance.

Jimmer scored 15 points and handed out four assists, but shot only 3-for-11 from the field. Robinson finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the summer, but again, shot a less than stellar 3-for-13.

Darius Morris bounced back after a miserable game on Friday night, leading the Lakers with 17 points.  Robert Sacre dropped 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers in the loss.


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About: James Ham

James Ham is co-owner and senior editor of Cowbell Kingdom, providing extensive Kings coverage through news analysis, in-depth interviews with players and staff and daily coverage of breaking news. Along with providing original content for the site, including the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and his weekly Sunday Musings column, James also provides game day coverage for NBA.com and is one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary "Small Market, Big Heart".