ESPN: Sacramento’s Beno Udrih made two free throws with 4 seconds remaining, and Los Angeles’ Kobe Bryant missed an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer Sunday night in the Kings’ 114-113 victory over the Lakers.
Udrih finished with 25 points and 10 assists for Sacramento, winning for just the second time in nine games in a stretch that included a defeat by the Lakers in Sacramento on Tuesday. Kevin Martin added 21 points for the Kings, and Ron Artest had 17.
Bryant scored 26 as the Lakers lost only their second in 15 games. Pau Gasol had 25 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for Los Angeles, and Lamar Odom had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Both teams featured balanced scoring and not much defense. Francisco Garcia had 15 points for Sacramento, and Mikki Moore and Spencer Hawes 14 apiece.
Gasol’s layup with 15 seconds left gave the Lakers a 113-112 lead, but Sasha Vujacic fouled Udrih and he calmly sank both free throws. After a Lakers’ timeout, Bryant took the in-bounds pass, tried to drive, pulled up and his fadeaway jumper bounced off the rim.