LOS ANGELES - The Kings lost back-to-back games in Los Angeles, the second coming in a 100-86 loss to the Lakers Sunday night at Staples Center.
The game was decided in the third quarter when the Kings missed 15 of their 20 shots and scored just 13 points.
*The Kings shot 50 percent in the first half, but shot 33 percent in the second half, 41.7 percent for the game.
*DeMarcus Cousins picked up his fourth technical foul of the season. The technical foul he thought would be rescinded from a Nov. 13 game against Brooklyn has not been rescinded by the league yet.
*Cousins had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, his second game in a row with seven assists.
*Greivis Vasquez scored 20 points, a season high.
*The Lakers' bench outscored the Kings' bench 40-26. Xavier Henry had 21 of those points for the Lakers.
*Isaiah Thomas had nine points, the first time he hasn't scored in double figures this season. His 12 games scoring in double digits off the bench to start the season is a team record.