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The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings meet Thursday in NBA preseason action at the Golden 1 Center.
Sacramento Kings remain undefeated in their preseason campaign. The Sacramento Kings returned home on Thursday after a two-game road trip with a 3-0 record overall following a 107-93 when against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 112.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 43.9 percent shooting. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 26.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
Los Angeles Lakers
Even though preseason games don't count towards a team's record, the LA Lakers wouldn't have hoped to go winless after five preseason games. Los Angeles comes into this game 0-5 in the preseason following a 111-99 home loss to the Golden State Warriors. Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 101.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 119 points on 46.4 percent shooting. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The LA Lakers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
Los Angeles Lakers by far have the better roster and are the better team in this matchup but have shown they do not care at all about the preseason. Given their five-game losing skid, it shouldn't be too surprising if Sacramento Kings pull off a win on Thursday.
Sacramento Kings to win