Lakers 104, Kings 89
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Shaquille O’Neal had 30 points and 18 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Sacramento Kings 104-89 Wednesday night.
Derek Fisher scored 19 points, Kobe Bryant added 18 and Glen Rice 15 for the Lakers, who beat the Kings for the first time in three meetings and avoided being swept for the first time in the 51-year history of the series.
Corliss Williamson scored 22 points to lead the Kings. Chris Webber had 21 points and 16 rebounds for his league-high 28th double-double, and Vlade Divac added 14 points.