LA Lakers use late-game blitz to erase 19-point deficit, turn back Sacramento Kings
Nick Young celebrates after hitting a crucial triple in the Lakers comeback win. AP

LOU Williams led a furious late rally as the Los Angeles Lakers fought their way back from 19 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings, 101-91, on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).  

Williams dropped 11 in the fourth quarter as the Lakers went on a 19-9 run after the game was tied at 82 midway through the period.

Four other Lakers scored in double figures with D’Angelo Russell adding 17 points and Nick Young making 4-of-9 from beyond the arc for 16 markers. Julius Randle contributed 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Timofey Mozgov finished the game with 10 points.   

The Lakers trailed for most of the game before a jumper by Williams gave them the lead 74-73 at the 11:18 mark in the last quarter. The Lakers had some scares, giving the Kings several opportunities to get back in the game but the home team failed to make open shots in the endgame.  

Sacramento, which struggled in the second half after a strong start, was led by DeMarcus Cousins with 28 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Rudy Gay added 15 points and eight rebounds.

LA is on a three-game road trip and is now a game above .500 with a 5-4 record. Sacramento drops to 4-6. 

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