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SACRAMENTO, Calif. Thatcher Szalay . -- Luke Walton will back his players every time, and when no whistle came as DeMarcus Cousins took down Julius Randle early in the game the new Lakers coach got crazy mad.As in having to be held back as he made his way to midcourt before a pair of technical fouls in succession led to an ejection -- two of seven total Ts in a testy game.I just felt like I needed to stand up for my guys, Walton said. I felt like what happened on the floor wasnt right and my only concern is our guys and the locker room and our team. If I feel like somethings not right Im going to stand up for my guys.Cousins had 31 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and three blocks, and the Sacramento Kings used a big third quarter to send slumping Los Angeles to a seventh straight defeat with a 116-92 win Monday night.After five straight points by Cousins during one sequence, Darren Collison hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the third as the Kings outscored the Lakers 39-13 in the quarter on the way to just their second victory in seven games. Collison wound up with 20 points.Walton was ejected at the 4:14 mark of the first quarter, and he had to be held back by his players. Randle sure appreciated it.Ahh, I love my coach, man, Randle said. Thats my guy. He backs me up with everything. He has all of our backs 100 percent.Randle also received a T on the play and associate head coach Brian Shaw took over. DAngelo Russell, Shaw, Cousins and Lou Williams also had technicals.The Lakers got Russell and Nick Young back for Sundays 118-112 home loss to the Knicks, but their minutes were limited again Monday.Russell scored 17 points while Jordan Clarkson and Williams contributed 15 and 14 points, respectively, off the bench. Young had eight points as Los Angeles lost for the eighth time in nine games. The Lakers played the second game of a back-to-back while kicking off a seven-game, 13-day road trip.I thought guys grabbed each other and came out in the third with a lot of energy against a team playing the second night of a back-to-back, Kings coach Dave Joerger said.Russell had missed 12 of 13 games with left knee soreness and Young returned after sitting out seven of nine with a strained calf.This was already the Lakers second visit to new Golden 1 Center, where they won 101-91 on Nov. 10 after trailing by 19 in the second quarter.I felt like for the first time this season we kind of gave in, we gave up, which is disheartening because our group has been very resilient all year long, Walton said.Kings guard Ben McLemore was helped off the court with a bruised left quadriceps at the 7:35 mark of the first quarter after getting a knee on Mozgovs screen. He didnt return.WALTONS SUPPORTING CASTAs Walton experiences the bumps and losing streaks, he has leaned on old boss Steve Kerr of the Warriors, Phil Jackson and even his dad, Bill. He also is so thankful to have Shaw on his staff -- he mentioned it before the game and ejection -- since he has been through it all as a head coach.Were all in it together and were taking accountability in leading as well, Walton said.TIP-INSLakers: Walton increased his technical total to three and the Lakers had six in all. ... Los Angeles is 4-10 on the road.Kings: Cousins had his 10th 30-point game. ... F Rudy Gay headed to the locker room 3:50 before halftime with a hip flexor. ... G Matt Barnes had the night off for planned rest and wasnt in uniform. ... Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson sat courtside in suit and tie and was honored during a second-quarter ceremony with a signed basketball for his efforts getting new Golden 1 Center built.UP NEXTLakers: At Brooklyn on Wednesday as their season-high road trip goes East for the rest of the way before returning Dec. 24 ahead of a Christmas Day game with the Clippers.Kings: At Houston on Wednesday. The Kings lost 117-104 at home to the Rockets on Nov. 25. Cheap NFL Jerseys China For Sale . Howard Ganz, an MLB lawyer, said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos that Rodriguezs claims do not come "remotely close" to what is needed to overturn an arbitration decision in federal court. Deuce Lutui .Y. -- Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Wednesday that J. . After a replay, the winner will meet Sunderland in the quarterfinals. Sagbo did well to control Sone Alukos right cross and fire past Brighton goalkeeper Peter Brezovan. Aluko was making his first start in four months after recovering from an Achilles injury. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- George King had a quandary on a breakaway late in a tight game: Dunk it or dribble the ball back out.He slammed it. Wise choice, given the way Colorado was shooting free throws.Xavier Johnson scored 14 points to lead five Colorado players in double figures, and the Buffaloes withstood some faulty foul shooting down the stretch to hold off Air Force 75-68 on Monday night.Its always something with this team, Colorado coach Tad Boyle said. But we found a way to win.That despite missing six straight free throws over the final 1:18 and being out-rebounded by a 38-33 margin. The free throws? The Buffs can fix that. The rebounding deficiency? Now thats a growing concern since its the third time in four games Colorado has been beaten on the boards.Guess what? Were going to play against bigger, more athletic teams than Air Force coming down the road, Boyle said.Freshman Deleon Brown scored eight of his 10 in the second half as the Buffaloes (9-3) extended their winning streak to seven in a row over Air Force.CJ Siples had 15 points for Air Force (6-6), which has dropped six of seven after starting the season 5-0.Were going to build off this and try to continue. Were going to set the bar here, Air Force senior guard Zach Kocur said. Never like to lose, but if we can learn from it thatd be good for us.Tied at 48 with just under 10 minutes remaining, Colorado went on a 23-10 run to gain some much needed breathing room. However, the Buffaloes couldnt close out the Falcons from the line. Finally, King had a breakaway and wrapped up the win on his two-handed dunk with 26 seconds remaining.Honestly, I thought I shouldve pulled it out, King said. Maybe I shouldve pulled it out and have them foul me.King absolutely made the right decision, Dominique Collier maintained.If he wouldve brought it out, I wouldve taken it from him, Collier cracked.BIG PICTUREColoorado: Collier returned after missing the last nine games with a foot injury. Bill Mackrides. . He scored nine points in 19 minutes. Even more, he stabilized the offense in the first half when the Buffaloes were struggling. ... Colorado leads the all-time series 23-3 over Air Force.Air Force: The Falcons drop to 2-10 against the Pac-12 Conference since 1999. ... Air Force came into the game averaging 79.8 points. Great effort from our guys, really proud of them, Falcons coach Dave Pilipovich said.FAMILIAR CITYThis was a homecoming of sorts for senior Derrick White, who began his career down the road at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. He was an All-American for the Mountain Lions, before transferring to Colorado. White sat out last season and has lived up to Boyles preseason hype. White is one of the Buffaloes top scoring threats this season. He had 12 points before fouling out with 1:28 remaining.I saw some people in the stands I (used to see) in the Springs, White said. It was cool to come back here and have the people to support me.FROSH FACEBrown provided quite a charge in the second half. He now has 25 points over his last two games after scoring 33 in his first 10.I feel like Im starting to get more comfortable in the offense, playing within the flow of the game and getting to my spots, Brown said.TEAMMATES TURNED OPPONENTSSiples knows Kings game very well. After all, they were once teammates on an AAU team.You know he has confidence. Hell let you know hes confident in himself, Siples said. Obviously, you can see the way he plays. It was fun.UP NEXTColorado: Host Eastern Washington on Thursday.Air Force: Host UC-Davis on Thursday.---More AP college basketball at and ' ' '