Originally written December 09, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
PORTLAND -- Would you believe three in a row for Sacramento? The Kings broke open a tight game early in the third quarter and never looked back en route to a 99-80 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night at the Rose Garden. DeMarcus Cousins collected 19 points and 12 rebounds and John Salmons contributed season highs in points (19) and assists (11) for the Kings (7-12), who won their third consecutive game and avenged a 93-76 setback to the Trail Blazers Nov. 23 at Sacramento. LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 10 rebounds and J.J. Hickson added 14 points and 15 boards for Portland (8-12), which was beginning a six-game homestand following a seven-game road trip. Sacramento, which notched its first road win of the season, led only 43-41 at halftime but opened the third quarter with a 14-6 surge that produced a 57-47 advantage. The Blazers never got their deficit into single figures the rest of the way. "Coming off of two home wins, to go on the road...
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