SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Rudy Gay scored nine of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Ray McCallum had 27 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102 on Wednesday night.
Sacramento, which avoided a series sweep, scored nine straight points early in the second quarter and didn't trail again in winning its second straight. The Lakers had won the first three meetings this season and beaten their Pacific Division rivals five consecutive overall.
Jodie Meeks scored 21 points and Jordan Hill had 18 points and 15 rebounds before fouling out late in the fourth quarter for the Lakers. Nick Young, who scored 40 points Tuesday in a loss to Portland, had 17 points and Kent Bazemore added 14.
Los Angeles lost its second straight and fourth in five games. The Lakers, losers of six straight road games, are 11-27 away from home this season.
Sacramento Kings rookie point guard Ray McCallum talks about his career night in Wednesday's 107-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, at Sleep Train Arena. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins talks about Ray McCallum's impressive week, the poise he's shown as a rookie, and the encouraging signs he's seen with the team leading to the season's end. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay talks about an impressive outing from Ray McCallum, positives toward the end of the season and the assessment of his year. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone discusses Wednesday's 107-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers and the impressive rise of his rookie Ray McCallum. News10/KXTV