L.A. Lakers 105, Sacramento 80
FRESNO, Ca., Oct. 19 (Ticker) --
A pair of new acquisitions
helped the Los Angeles Lakers post an exhibition victory over
the road-weary Sacramento Kings.
Caron Butler scored a team-leading 18 points and Chris Mihm
added 17 as the Lakers rallied for a 105-80 victory over the
Kings, who were playing their first game since returning China.
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Butler, who was acquired from the Miami Heat along with Lamar
Odom in a blockbuster trade for center Shaquille O'Neal, was
8-of-15 from the floor and also had six rebounds.
The 6-7 swingman scored 10 points in the second half for Los
Angeles, which outscored Sacramento 59-36 in the second half
after leading by just two at halftime.
Taking the spot of injured center Vlade Divac, Mihm, who was
part of the deal that sent Gary Payton to Boston, shot 6-of-9
and also was 5-of-7 from the foul line in 24 minutes for the
Kobe Bryant was just 2-of-10 from the floor with 10 points and
four turnovers in 33 minutes for Los Angeles, which got 17
points from Brian Cook.
Besides Divac, the Lakers were also without Devean George, Luke
Walton, Slava Medvedenko and Kareem Rush.
Darius Songaila and Anwar Ferguson each scored 10 apiece for
Sacramento, which shot 39.8 percent.
The Kings did not get much out of their starters, who played a
combined 63 minutes and scored 25 points, with Brad Miller's
seven leading the way.