PORTLAND, Day. (AP) – Damian Lillard had 44 points on Thursday night, including just 10 points in a crucial moment to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 123-119 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Anne Kanter added 22 points and 21 rebounds for the Blazers, who celebrated three straight victories in the All-Stars’ break. Lillard finished with an eight-meter kick.
DeAaron Fox made 32 points, 12 assists and 8 rebounds for Sacramento, which recorded a double-digit score at the expense of six players.
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Both teams played in the second round, responding to the break of all the stars.
The Kings have won two of their last three games after a nine-game losing streak. Sacramento beat the Lakers 123-120 on Wednesday night without LeBron James Ames and Anthony Dice.
The Kings were not yet in control of NBA rookie Tires Haliburton, who missed the fourth game with a calf injury.
Portland celebrated a 108-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors. To secure the victory, Lillard scored 3 points in 13.7 seconds.
Nemanja Bielitsa’s penalty kick soon gave the Kings a 21-16 lead. Lillard 3 raised Portland 28-27 at the end of the opening quarter, and the All-Stars had 15 points by the end.
The Kings were close for the rest of the half, 59-56 behind the break. As Portland moved away, Hilde’s 3-point lead to Sacramento was 73-72.
With 10 minutes left in the 92nd minute, Fox formed the standings to advance the Kings. His jumper took the lead 97-92 with a score of 8:21.
Kings. Hild was suspicious of Sacramento for his right ankle sprain, but he started. He had 29 points against Lakers on Wednesday.
Trail Blazers. In the second quarter, the game was postponed for a moment when the Moda Center’s striking clocks went out. Լանդ Portland has five straight victories over the Kings.
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Trail Blazers announced that guard CJ McCollum, who came out with a broken left leg, had been cleared for attempted contact. McCollum has been out since January 16 when he injured his leg in a game against Atlanta.
McCollum, who averaged 26.7 points before the injury, will be pushed into the Portland play-offs.
The Blazers also said that center Jusuf Nurkic is still recovering from a fractured right wrist and will be evaluated next week.
The Kings will host the Houston Rockets next Thursday after an all-star break.
The Blazers host the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.
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