Originally written November 14, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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 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. Portland took control of the game in the third quarter. Sacramento held a 54-50 lead early in the quarter, but the Blazers scored 28 of the game's next 32 points to drive some of the Kings fans to boo. The Kings (2-6) were unable to get within 10 points again. Lillard hit seven of 10 shots from the field, including five of six from 3-point range. All five Blazers starters reached double figures even though the team played Monday night in Portland, losing 95-87 to the Atlanta...
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