Sac 28 18 28 25 99
LAL 29 28 15 20 92
Date of game: 10/21/2012

Recap: LA Lakers vs. Sacramento

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Dwight Howard's Lakers debut ended in another preseason loss for Los Angeles, as the Sacramento Kings pulled out a 99-92 win on Sunday.

Howard, acquired in an offseason trade with the Magic, was playing his first game since undergoing back surgery to repair a herniated disc six months ago. The All-Star center played nearly 33 minutes and totaled 19 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. He also committed five of LA's 22 turnovers.

DeMarcus Cousins and Aaron Brooks each scored 16 points for the Kings, who made all 21 of their free throw attempts.

The Lakers, winless in six preseason games, had their projected starting five play significant minutes, with Kobe Bryant leading all scorers with 21 points. Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace each chipped in 14 points, while Steve Nash logged six points, five assists and five boards in defeat.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Rays send reliever Beliveau to DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to soreness in his left shoulder.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.