Four takeaways from Kings' preseason win over Lakers

Mike Brown shows some of his cards in first preseason game

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It’s only preseason. It’s only preseason. It’s only preseason.

Every Kings fan should practice writing this phrase, like Bart Simpson writing on the chalkboard in the intro to every episode of The Simpsons.

In Monday’s opener, the Kings destroyed the Los Angeles Lakers by a final score of 105-75. The team’s 64-29 advantage in the second half speaks volumes about how the game was coached, with both Mike Brown and Lakers head coach Darvin Ham choosing to go deep into their respective benches after the first 24 minutes of play.

We won’t recap every preseason game. Heck, we don’t recap regular season games outside of our “quick thoughts” thread on Twitter. But this first contest shined a light on where this particular Kings team may be just a week into the 2022-23 training camp and preseason schedule.

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