Sacramento Kings Sweep Los Angeles Lakers for 1st Time in Franchise History

March 15th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The Sacramento Kings completed a season-series sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in franchise history Tuesday night, according to the team's official Twitter account.

The decisive showdown ended with the Kings emerging victorious, 106-98, behind 22 points apiece from DeMarcus Cousins and Darren Collison. The win also halted Sacramento's five-game losing streak.

The Kings positively ravaged the Lakers over the course of their four-game season-series sweep. Not only did Sacramento top 100 points in every showdown with the Purple and Gold, but its efficiency ratings were borderline elite in the intrastate clashes.

While the Kings wield an offensive rating of 103.0 and a defensive rating of 106.3 on the season, those marks were catapulted into esteemed territory whenever they took the floor against the rebuilding Lakers.

In the small four-game sample, the Kings managed to post an offensive rating of 111.4 and a defensive rating of 99.6. To put those numbers in perspective, the Golden State Warriors lead the NBA with a 112.8 offensive rating and the San Antonio Spurs allow ...

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