The Lakers gave up a total of 71 points in the first half and was behind by eleven, needless to say they had their work cut out for them. They did however come out in the 3rd quarter and outscored the Kings by 9 points to cut the lead to 3 after 3 quarters. The fourth quarter was a battle back and forth with the Lakers finally taking their first lead of the game with 14 seconds remaining from a Pau Gasol layup. However the Kings were able to convert two free throws on the next possession to take a the lead back with 4.6 seconds remaining. Phil called Kobe's number to take the last shot for the Lakers and he had a real good look at the basket but the shot fell short.
No biggie, the Lakers are still on top of the west with San Antonio losing to Phoenix earlier in the day. The Lakers are now 43-19 with the playoffs just around the corner.