LOS ANGELES – The Sacramento Kings started off their five-game road trip with a 111-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. With nine games left on the schedule, the Kings’ playoffs hope is anybody’s guess.

Marvin Bagley was spectacular again with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 17 points and Yogi Ferrell add nine points. The Kings (36-37) have lost four straight road games.

LeBron James defends Marvin Bagley III.

LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists for the Lakers (32-41), who started the third quarter with a 14-0 run. Sacramento was down by two points with 17 seconds left to play, but James made four free throws to seal the deal.

Buddy Hield had 18 points, six rebounds, three assists, and five 3-point baskets for the Kings

The Kings travel to Dallas for a game on Tuesday, March 26.

By Antonio R. Harvey | OBSERVER Staff Writer

OBSERVER photo by Russell Stiger Jr.