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Damian Lillard had 22 points and nine assists to help the Portland Trail Blazers stop a four-game losing streak with a 103-86 victory over the short-handed Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
Portland used a strong third quarter to build its lead to 16 points and pushed the cushion to 22 early in the fourth. The Blazers outrebounded the Kings 44-33 and connected on 14 of 27 attempts from 3-point range.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 19 points for Portland and Wesley Matthews had 18. Nicolas Batum had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists. J.J. Hickson added 10 points and 13 rebounds.
James Johnson scored 16 points and Marcus Thornton 14 for the Kings, who dropped their third straight.
Jimmer Fredette had 13 points and a career-high six assists, while rookie Thomas Robinson scored 12.
The Kings played their second consecutive game without leading scorer and rebounder DeMarcus Cousins, suspended following a verbal altercation last week with San Antonio Spurs television announcer Se...
BEST OF MAXIM
Lillard, shooting, save the day
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
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...
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...
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.
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...
In our second Sacramento Kings related post of the day (that has to be a record or something), Kings sideline reporter Jim Gray interviewed Lakers forward/enigma Metta World Peace after Sunday's Lakers victory. The interview begins on an eye-raising note as Metta tells Gray to call him "Ron." Gray goes on to ask Metta Ron Artest about advice for suspended Kings...
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...