Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/28

Game 1: Friday, October 28th

Kings 103

(3-5, 2-2 away)

Lakers 105

(6-3, 6-3 home)

    Coverage: CSNS

    7:00 PM ET, October 28, 2005

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

    1 2 3 4 T
    SAC 25 16 28 34103
    LAL 22 26 29 28105

    Killer K's: Kobe, Kwame lead Lakers past Kings

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 24 points, including a crucial field goal with 45 seconds to play, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Sacramento Kings 105-103 on Friday night in the final preseason game for both teams.

    Bryant, who had 17 in the second half, put the Lakers up 101-98 with his final field goal.

    Lamar Odom, who had 19 points, had put the Lakers ahead for good, 97-96, with two free throws with 1:36 remaining. The free throws capped an 8-0 Laker run and wiped out a 96-89 Sacramento lead.

    Kwame Brown added 15 points for the Lakers (6-2) and Devean George had 14.

    Mike Bibby scored a team-high 20 points for the Kings (3-5) despite sitting out the fourth quarter. Sacramento's Brad Miller had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Kevin Martin had 15 points.

    The Lakers led by as much as 48-34 in the second quarter before Sacramento began chipping away at the lead.

    The Kings had a chance to win it at the buzzer, but Jason Hart's 3-point attempt bounced off the backboard.

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