SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points and 19
rebounds, Tyreke Evans scored 17 points and the Sacramento Kings
beat the Los Angeles Lakers' backups 113-96 Thursday night in the
regular-season finale for both teams.
Kobe Bryant sat out along with four other Lakers' starters, conceding the NBA scoring title to Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant. He needed 38 points to boost his average above Durant's 28 points per game.
Instead, Bryant decided to rest up for another championship chase. Los Angeles opens its first-round playoff series Sunday at home against Denver.
Sacramento finished 22-44 in the lockout-shortened season. At the very least, Kings fans have the promise of the franchise staying in the city next year - but nothing more.
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