Sacramento 99, Portland 80

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 8, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #19 James Capers, #50 Olandis Poole, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 19454

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 30 13 34 22 99
Portland 18 23 24 15 80

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 7-12 6-6 1-6 W3
Portland 8-12 4-4 4-8 L2

Recap

Kings 99, Trail Blazers 80: DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and 12 rebounds and John Salmons had 19 points and 11 assists as visiting Sacramento increased its winning streak to a season-high three games.

Aaron Brooks scored 14 points and Francisco Garcia and Jason Thompson added 12 points apiece as the Kings won on the road for the first time in seven away games.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 10 rebounds, JJ Hickson recorded 14 points and 15 rebounds and Wesley Matthews also scored 14 for Portland, which lost for the sixth time in eight games.

Sacramento had a two-point halftime lead before extending its advantage to 69-59 on a 3-pointer by Brooks with 3:55 left in the third quarter. The Kings were up by 12 entering the final stanza.

Portland was within 86-76 after a 3-pointer by Damian Lillard with 7:20 left. Isaiah Thomas and Travis Outlaw each scored five points during a 10-0 run that saw Sacramento increase its lead to 20 with 4:39 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Kings G Tyreke Evans (knee) sat out for the fourth time in five games. … Lillard had just 12 points, matching his second-lowest output of the season. … Sacramento committed just 10 turnovers while forcing Portland into 19 miscues.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Portland
DeMarcus Cousins 19 Scoring LaMarcus Aldridge 17
John Salmons 11 Assists Damian Lillard 9
DeMarcus Cousins 12 Rebounds J.J. Hickson 15
DeMarcus Cousins 7 Free Throws Made LaMarcus Aldridge 7
Marcus Thornton 4 Steals LaMarcus Aldridge 1
Francisco Garcia 2 Blocks LaMarcus Aldridge 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 99 41.9 9-19 18-22 22 44 4 14 10
Portland 80 38.7 8-21 14-18 16 47 6 4 19

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Kings have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .333 after a loss.