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(JAIME A. FRIAS II)

JULIUS Ran­dle con­trib­uted 22 points, 14 re­bounds and six as­sists as the Los An­ge­les Lak­ers cruised to a 99-86 vic­tory over the Sacra­mento Kings on Tues­day at Staples Cen­ter in Los An­ge­les.

Brook Lopez scored 18 points and Ken­tavi­ous Caldwell-Pope added 16 for the Lak­ers, who have won backto-back games af­ter los­ing nine straight.

Brandon In­gram scored 15 points, and Lonzo Ball had 11 re­bounds, 11 as­sists and five steals de­spite scor­ing only five points on 2-of-10 shoot­ing.

Bog­dan Bog­danovic scored 19 points for Sacra­mento, which has lost seven of its last nine games.

De’Aaron Fox tal­lied 15 points and Buddy Hield had 13 for the Kings, who shot just 34.5 per­cent from the field and com­mit­ted 16 turnovers.

The Lak­ers (13-27) com­mit­ted 26 turnovers but won with their de­fense by hold­ing the Kings to 12 fourthquar­ter points on 5-of-22 shoot­ing.

Los An­ge­les made 48.1 per­cent of its field-goal at­tempts.

The con­sec­u­tive wins are the first for Los An­ge­les since Dec. 7-9.

The Kings (13-27) be­gan the third quar­ter with a 12-3 run, tak­ing a 64-56 ad­van­tage on Vince Carter’s 3-pointer with 9:15 left.

Los An­ge­les an­swered with nine con­sec­u­tive points to regain the lead, and later scored 12 in a row to take an 82-69 ad­van­tage on a dunk by Larry Nance Jr. with 2:21 left.

The Lak­ers held an 84-74 lead en­ter­ing the fi­nal quar­ter be­fore Sacra­mento pulled within five on a 3-pointer by Hield with 9:16 to play.

Los An­ge­les re­sponded with an 11-3 burst and took a

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