LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In an exhibition finale marked by a brawl between Los Angeles' Rick Fox and Sacramento's Doug Christie, the Kings beat the Lakers 93-88 Friday night to intensify the friction between the Western Conference rivals.
Fox and Christie fought in the tunnel leading to the locker room after they were ejected early in the first quarter. Neither player appeared seriously hurt.
Lakers coach Phil Jackson blamed the tunnel fight on the officials, while Kings coach Rick Adelman faulted Staples Center security.
When the game resumed, Bobby Jackson scored 16 points for the Kings, and Scot Pollard had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 23, and Derek Fisher added 14.
Bad blood simmering since the Lakers beat the Kings last season in the conference finals boiled over in the first quarter when Fox and Christie scuffled after Fox fouled Christie.
"It's personal now," Bryant said, adding he didn't blame Fox for what he did.
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