California rivals Kings, Lakers meet in Sacramento

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Sacramento Kings v LA Lakers

2021-22 NBA Pre-Season

Friday 15 October 2021

Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California

Tip-off at 03:00 


California rivals the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers will meet for a 2021-22 NBA Pre-Season game at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on the morning of Friday 15 October 2021. Tip-off is at 03:00.


The Kings have shown impressive form in Pre-Season and will be aiming to extend that into this clash with the Lakers, which would underline their status as one of the dark horses to watch in the Western Conference.

Carmelo Anthony
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A key man behind their improvement has been Tristan Thompson, who says he is taking what he has learned from the NBA’s veterans and is passing it on to his teammates: “I think it’s only right to take what I’ve learned from [LeBron] and pass it onto the younger generation and our stars that are coming in this league.” Thompson explained. “When D. Fox and Tyrese and Davion get to my age, they pass it onto the next [generation] and that’s how you keep the league at a high level.”


The Lakers, meanwhile, remain one of the big guns heading into the new campaign due to the immense quality and depth on their roster. One of the star players, veteran Carmelo Anthony, is looking forward to playing a smart, tactical role in which he acknowledges that his time on the court may be limited.

"I'm still able to do what I do, man, at a high clip," he said. "But the No. 1 thing, I'm still passionate about it. I haven't lost my passion. My love for the game is, I think now, at an all-time high."

De’Aaron Fox
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When asked whether he could achieve similar longevity to 44-year-old NFL quarterback Tom Brady, Anthony explained:"Brady's got an offensive line," he quipped. "They're going to protect Brady. I don't want to do that. I ain't playing to no 50, I'll tell you that."


In head-to-head stats, the Kings and the Lakers have met in 474 Regular Season and Playoff games since 1948-49, with Los Angeles claiming 303 wins compared to 171 for Sacramento. The teams’ last meeting was in April 2021, with the Kings winning 110-106 in Los Angeles.


Sacramento Kings v LA Lakers – Head-to-head

Games played: 474

Kings wins: 171

Lakers wins: 303

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Published: 10/13/2021