LAS VEGAS -- Pau Gasol had 12 points and six rebounds to help the
Kobe Bryant scored nine points in 25 minutes on 4-of-12 shooting for the Lakers (1-2), Andrew Bynum had nine points, five rebounds and three blocks, and Vladimir Radmanovic also finished with nine points and had seven rebounds.
Jason Thompson led the Kings (1-2) with 15 points and also had eight rebounds. John Salmons added 11 points, and Brad Miller had 10.
Los Angeles built its largest advantage at 84-72 with 5:25 left. The Kings cut it 92-89 with 36 seconds to go, but got no closer.