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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings Pick & Prediction JAN 13TH 2021

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Portland vs. Sacramento Recap JAN 13TH 2021

Buddy Hield scored 19 points to pace six Sacramento players in doubles figures as the Kings earned a 115-107 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Bogdan Bogdanovic added 18 points off the bench and De'Aaron Fox contributed 16 points and nine assists for the Kings, who have won four consecutive home games and four of five games overall.

Damian Lillard scored 35 points for the Trail Blazers, who had won two games in a row.

Sacramento had a 58-34 advantage in bench points. Marvin Bagley III had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Harry Giles added 12 points on 6-for-7 shooting for the Kings, who shot 49.4 percent from the field.

Portland shot only 40.2 percent from the field and made just 10 of 31 shots from 3-point range.

Hield scored 13 first-half points to stake the Kings to a 54-44 halftime lead. Lillard had 13 points for the Blazers before the break.

Sacramento increased the advantage to 78-62 with 4:18 left in the third quarter. The Kings settled for an 83-75 edge going into the final period.

The Blazers cut it to 88-82 with 9:24 remaining. The Kings extended the lead to 100-88 on a tip-in by Bagley with 6:18 left. Lillard sank three consecutive free throws to trim the margin to 102-95 with 5:23 to go.

Bogdanovic scored on a driving layup and Fox split a pair at the line to up the Kings' lead to 105-95 with 4:16 to play.

Evan Turner scored on a spin move and Jusuf Nurkic followed with a layup to draw the Blazers to within 105-99. Willie Cauley-Stein sank two free throws to push Sacramento ahead 107-99 with 2:36 remaining.

Al-Farouq Aminu's follow shot cut it to 107-101 with 2:20 left. Bogdanovic and Lillard traded jumpers to make it 109-103. Fox drilled a 3-pointer to give the Kings a 112-103 lead with 1:30 to play.

CJ McCollum knocked down two free throws to bring the Blazers to within 112-105. After a Bagley free throw, Turner sank a pair at the line to make it 113-107 with 1:09 to go. Cauley-Stein's dunk with 21.9 seconds left wrapped it up for the Kings.

Portland jumped to an 18-12 lead and settled for a 27-24 advantage after one quarter.

Sacramento outscored the Blazers 22-8 to start the second quarter to go ahead 46-35. The Kings' edge was 10 points at the half.

--Field Level Media

 

Damian Lillard established season bests of 40 points and 13 assists and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 19-point, third-quarter deficit to notch a 132-126 victory over the host Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

CJ McCollum contributed 28 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as Portland won its season-best fourth straight game. Lillard and McCollum each made six 3-pointers as the Trail Blazers were 23 of 48 from behind the arc and shot 48.9 percent overall.

De'Aaron Fox had 29 points and Buddy Hield made a season-best eight 3-pointers while scoring 26 points for the Kings, who lost for the sixth time in the past eight games.

Tyrese Haliburton had 17 points and nine assists, and Richaun Holmes recorded 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Sacramento. Marvin Bagley III and Harrison Barnes scored 11 points apiece.

The Kings were 19 of 38 from 3-point range and shot 52.4 percent from the field. However, they were just 7 of 19 shooting in the final stanza, including 2 of 10 from behind the arc, while being outscored 32-21.

Jusuf Nurkic had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Gary Trent Jr. scored 16 points and Robert Covington added 12 points for the Trail Blazers, who also routed the Kings 125-99 in Sacramento on Saturday.

The Trail Blazers were up by seven after Lillard's driving hoop with 3:20 left before the Kings made a run and pulled within 128-126 on Fox's 3-pointer with 42.3 seconds remaining.

But Lillard answered with a layup with 28 seconds left and two free throws with 14.8 seconds to go as Portland closed it out.

Sacramento displayed it was intent on avenging Saturday's loss by scoring 43 first-quarter points. Fox scored 15 in the stanza, which ended with the Kings leading by 10.

Bagley's dunk with 7:20 left in the half gave Sacramento a 58-38 advantage before the Trail Blazers controlled the rest of the half. McCollum drained a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to bring Portland within 68-65 at the break.

Sacramento used a 24-7 burst during the third quarter to open up a 94-75 lead just prior to the midway mark. The Trail Blazers again finished a quarter with a flurry and pulled within 105-100 on a basket by Jusuf Nurkic with 0.8 seconds left.

Portland then rattled off the first seven points of the final quarter. Nurkic's steal and layup gave the Trail Blazers a 107-105 edge for the club's first lead since midway through the opening stanza.

--Field Level Media

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Utah Jazz114.733 4-27-2112.3106.0L28-0-2
Portland Trail Blazers86.571 4-44-2114.9115.9L16-0-4
Denver Nuggets77.500 4-53-2115.6111.7L16-0-4
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Last Injuries

Sacramento Kings

  • Hassan Whiteside

    Hip
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Whiteside has sat out the past four games with a strained left hip flexor, and it is up in the air if he will play Wednesday versus the Magic.

  • Marvin Bagley III

    Wrist
    Prob Fri | probable

    Bagley III is dealing with left wrist soreness, but he is projected to take the court against the Knicks on Friday.

  • Nemanja Bjelica

    Personal
    Out Fri | out

    Bjelica is tending to a personal matter, and he will not be available for Friday's battle with the Knicks.

  • Nemanja Bjelica

    Personal
    Out Wed | out

    Bjelica is tending to a personal matter and will not be available Wednesday against the Clippers.

  • DaQuan Jeffries

    Ankle
    Out indefinitely | out

    Jeffries is sidelined with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain, and there is no timetable for return.

  • Marvin Bagley III

    Wrist
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Bagley is dealing with a sore left wrist, and it is unclear if he will take the court against the Pelicans on Sunday.

  • Buddy Hield

    Ankle
    Prob Fri | probable

    Hield is likely to line up Friday against the Clippers despite a right ankle injury.

  • Buddy Hield

    Ankle
    Prob Wed | probable

    Hield is expected to take part in Wednesday's contest with the Trail Blazers despite a right ankle injury.

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Jusuf Nurkic

    Wrist
    Early March | out

    Nurkic is sidelined due to a right wrist fracture, and he is projected to miss at least six weeks.

  • CJ Elleby

    Foot
    Prob Sun | probable

    Elleby was held out of the last game with a left foot strain, but he is likely to take the court Sunday versus the Knicks.

  • CJ McCollum

    Foot
    Late Feb | out

    McCollum is likely to be out of commission for at least four weeks due to a fractured left foot.

  • Keljin Blevins

    Personal
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Blevins has missed the previous two games due to a personal matter, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Hawks on Saturday.

  • Jusuf Nurkic

    Quadricep
    Prob Wed | probable

    Nurkic was lifted from the previous game due to a quad contusion, but it is anticipated that he will take on the Kings on Wednesday.

  • Damian Lillard

    Ankle
    Prob Wed | probable

    Lillard is expected to suit up against the Kings on Wednesday despite an ankle injury.