ZACH Norvell Jr. made a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Kings, 99-97, on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time), completing a comeback from 21 points down early in the fourth quarter.
Sacramento led 86-65 with less than eight minutes left, but the Lakers rallied with 34 points down the stretch to improve to 2-1 at the California Classic in Sacramento.
The Lakers closed on a 12-1 run over the final 2:16.
Jordan Howard led the Lakers with 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range. He scored 17 in the fourth quarter. Nick Perkins had 20 points, Devontae Cacok added 13 and Norvell scored 11.
Sacramento (1-2) had five players score in double figures, led by Wenyen Gabriel with 16 points. Second-round pick Kyle Guy added 14, but shot just 5 of 17 from the field. Semaj Christon scored 13.
Gabriel had a chance to win the game at the buzzer but missed a contested 25-footer.