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LA Lakers lose to Sacramento Kings in TRIPLE overtime thriller

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The LA Lakers lost a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter before losing to the Sacramento Kings in a triple overtime thriller.

In a game in which the lead changed hands 23 times, the Lakers led 126-124 per minute in the third overtime before the Kings took the lead 11-2 with 1:54 left.

Carmelo Anthony hit a three-pointer with 9.4 seconds left to get the Lakers inside a basket, before Buddy Hield sank a pair of free throws to seal a 141-137 win.

The Sacramento Kings celebrate after a thrilling triple win over the LA Lakers

The LA Lakers fell to their sixth loss in nine games against the Sacamento Kings

The LA Lakers fell to their sixth loss in nine games against the Sacamento Kings

It was a mixed start to the season for the Lakers, who have now lost six of their last nine games and have a 10-11 record.

Their start was not helped by LeBron James missing eight games, but since his return they have now lost three of their last five.

It marked the first time this season that the Lakers had four players with at least 20 points.

LeBron James scored 30 points, but the Lakers squandered a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter

LeBron James scored 30 points, but the Lakers squandered a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter

LeBron led the way with 30, Russell Westbrook, who has had a slow start since joining the Lakers, got 29, Anthony Davis got 23 and Malik Monk got 20.

The Lakers squandered a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter as the Kings stormed back to rise by five with 2:26 to go.

They tied the game on a three-pointer followed by a LeBron layup, but the legendary NBA star’s nine-foot three-pointer at the buzzer was knocked out because they missed the chance to win it in regulation.

It wasn’t the only time the Lakers lost a lead, as they led seven in the first overtime before their opponents scored seven in a row, including Hield’s three-pointer that tied the score with 28 seconds left.

De'Aaron Fox (pictured) and Buddy Hield led the way for the Kings with 34 and 25 points respectively

De’Aaron Fox (pictured) and Buddy Hield led the way for the Kings with 34 and 25 points respectively

Davis had a driving layup with nine seconds left, but Sacramento forced a second overtime on Hield’s 18-foot jumper.

Hield scored 13 of his 25 points after regulation, while De’Aaron Fox led the way with 34 points.

Youngster Tyrese Haliburton added 19 for the Kings, who were double digits with seven players.

The Kings are now 2-1 under interim coach Alvin Gentry and have a record of 8-12.

New York Knicks 97-118 Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker scored 32 points as the Phoenix Suns took their 15th straight win — tying the second longest winning streak in franchise history.

Chris Paul had 14 points and 10 assists to help the Suns improve to a 16-3 record, behind only the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference.

Last season’s defeated finalists face a tough trip to Eastern Conference leaders Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

Booker was an impressive 14 for 27 from the field, scoring four three-pointers. Deandre Ayton added 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Kemba Walker was the top scorer for the Knicks with 17.

Devin Booked inspired the Phoenix Suns to secure their 15th straight win on the bounce

Devin Booked inspired the Phoenix Suns to secure their 15th straight win on the bounce

Golden State Warriors 118-103 Portland Trailblazers

Stephen Curry continued his sparkling season start with 32 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in a convincing win for the Western Conference Leaders.

Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points as Golden State took its sixth straight win to set a 17-2 record.

Anfernee Simons hit a three-pointer for Portland to narrow the gap to eight, before Curry connected the next two Warriors possessions from afar to calm the game.

Simons scored 19 points from the bench, while Portland All Star Damian Lillard’s steak from nine straight games finished with 20 points or more, when he finished with an under-par 16.

Stephen Curry continued his good start to the season with 32 points in a Friday win

Stephen Curry continued his good start to the season with 32 points in a Friday win

Milwaukee Bucks 120-109 Denver Nuggets

The reigning NBA champion hit a record 12-8 in a win inspired by two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo who got 24 points and 13 rebounds.

Pat Connaughton added 20 points from the bench as Milwaukee took their sixth straight win in a game they never left behind.

Their win was over an exhausted Denver Nuggets team that last season’s MVP Nikola Jokic was unavailable after missing his fourth game in a row with a sprained wrist.

Antetokounmpo hit 10 of his 13 shots in just 30 minutes, while Aaron Gordon led the Nuggets with 19 points and nine rebounds.

The Bucks took their sixth straight win thanks to the performance of Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Bucks took their sixth straight win thanks to the performance of Giannis Antetokounmpo

Friday’s NBA Results

LA Lakers 137-141 Sacramento Kings (3OT)

New York Knicks 97-118 Phoenix Suns

Golden State Warriors 118-103 Portland Trailblazers

Charlotte Hornets 133-115 Minnesota Timberwolves

Atlanta Hawks 132-100 Memphis Grizzlies

Milwaukee Bucks 120-109 Denver Nuggets

LA Clippers 107-96 Detroit Pistons

Chicago Bulls 123-88 Orlando Magic

Indiana Pacers 114-97 Toronto Raptors

San Antonio Spurs 96-88 Boston Celtics

Washington Wizards 101-199 Oklahoma Thunder

New Orleans Pelicans 87-97 Utah Jazz

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