Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/17

Game 1: Tuesday, October 17th

Kings 96

(2-0, 2-0 away)

Lakers 91

(2-2, 2-2 home)

    Coverage: NBATV

    7:00 PM ET, October 17, 2006

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

    1 2 3 4 T
    SAC 14 35 29 1896
    LAL 13 22 34 2291


    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Mike Bibby scored 16 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 96-91 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

    Kobe Bryant was at the game but did not play for the Lakers. Bryant, who is recovering from knee surgery, practiced with the team Friday and Saturday.

    Kevin Martin had 14 points, Ronnie Price scored 11 and John Salmons added 10 for the Kings. Bibby also had six rebounds and three assists.

    Kwame Brown, who had a sprained right shoulder, also did not play for Los Angeles.

    Ronny Turiaf led the Lakers with 15 points and seven rebounds. Brian Cook had 12 points and nine rebounds, while Lamar Odom added 12 points for Los Angeles, which is 2-2 in the preseason.

    Salmons' three-point play with 2:38 left gave the Kings a 92-89 lead.

    The Lakers were coached by Kurt Rambis. Head coach Phil Jackson will return for the regular season after having hip replacement surgery.

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