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SACRAMENTO -- There's no doubting the skills of Portland Trail Blazers rookie point guard Damian Lillard. As he showed the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, he is the real deal. Lillard scored 22 points to lead five Blazers in double figures, and Portland ended a four-game losing streak by hammering the Kings 103-86 before a disappointed and sparse crowd of 10,153 at Sleep Train Arena. Lillard, an Oakland native, was passed over in the 2012 draft by the Kings. He had a large cheering section of folks who made the 90-minute drive from the East Bay. After the game, Lillard added Kings coach Keith Smart and guard Marcus Thornton to list of his supporters. "He's real," Smart said of Lillard. "That guy's a real basketball player because he's about as close as a legitimate '1' that has come into our league in a long time. ... He has an understanding of the process of the game, the flow of the game, the facial expressions of guys who haven't ...
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The Headline: The Trail Blazers finally find win No. 3 on the back of Damian Lillard, topping the Kings 103-86
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings
When: 10:00 ET, Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Where: Sleep Train Arena (Sacramento)
Officials: Dan Crawford, Bennie Adams, Josh Tiven
1. Damian Lillard takes control
SACRAMENTO -- The Portland Trail Blazers ended a four-game losing streak Tuesday night by hammering the Sacramento Kings 103-86 before a disappointed and sparse crowd of 10,153 at Sleep Train Arena. The Trail Blazers (3-5) received balanced scoring from their starters, but they were led by Damian Lillard, who had 22 points. The rookie point guard, an Oakland native, was passed...
Back in August, the Sacramento Bee reported on a rumor that the Sacramento Kings were headed to Virginia Beach. Their source even went so far as to say an official deal would be announced between Kings owners Gavin and Joe Maloof, and the city of Virginia Beach. Obviously, that never happened (sources, right?).
The blogosphere weighed in, mostly poo-pooing even a remote possibility...
The NBA players' association is continuing its appeal on behalf of Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins even after he has served his suspension.
The league suspended Cousins two games for confronting San Antonio announcer Sean Elliott in a ''hostile manner.'' The exchange followed the Spurs' 97-86 victory in Sacramento on Friday night.
The union said...
* This won't be anything special, but just some jotted thoughts in random order I suppose as they come to me. Numero uno: DeMarcus Cousins. This **** has to stop. Immediately. And, will it? Probably is the unfortunate answer. Cousins, if I had my druthers (and I don't naturally), would have gotten 30 games for this ********. This. Needs. To. End.
* Cousins needs to grow...
Top Blazers Last 7 Days
After posting an impressive 2-1 record during the first week of the NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers came back down to earth a bit in their second week.
Squaring off against more top-tier Western Conference talent, the Blazers failed to record a win (0-3), and it’s becoming more apparent that the bench is a serious issue with this team.
In the three...
The NBA Players' Association has filed an appeal of behalf of Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins after the league refused to reconsider his two-game suspension. Cousins confronted San Antonio Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliott after a game earlier this season and exchanged words over Elliott's comments about him on the air. Cousins already has served the two-game suspension...
The NBA Players Association is appealing Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins' two-game suspension, the Sacramento Bee reported Monday. Cousins was punished by the league for berating San Antonio television color analyst Sean Elliott after the Kings' 97-86 loss to the Spurs on Friday in Sacramento. The San Antonio Express-News reported that Cousins directed trash...
Last night against ATL, Aldridge fell and tweaked his wrist. This morning he announced that he woke up in serious pain, we’ll keep our ears open for more updates on this.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus has been denied in his appeal of a two-game suspension, USA Today Sports reported Tuesday night. The Players Association had appealed the suspension on behalf of Cousins. He already served the first game of the suspension Sunday during the Kings' 103-90 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. He also was expected to miss Tuesday...
While the Sacramento Kings are the worst-shooting team in the NBA, only one team is allowing opponents to shoot better than the Portland Trail Blazers.
These teams are both 2-5 and looking for answers on opposite ends of the court as they meet Tuesday night at Sleep Train Arena.
Sacramento is shooting 40.1 percent from the field overall and shot 40.0 percent in Sunday's 103...
The Portland Trail Blazers aren't getting much bench production and their defense has to get better, but they're hard to beat when they're hitting from 3-point range.
The Houston Rockets found that out earlier this month.
Portland will try to avoid a fourth consecutive home loss Friday night when the Rockets open a three-game western swing.
It's still early, but...