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All five Kings starters scored in double-digits Saturday night as Sacramento rolled over the Portland Trail Blazers, 99-80.
The Kings led by only two points at halftime but limited the Portland offense to 39 points in the second-half. The Trail Blazers' 80 points marks Sacramento's best defensive performance of the season. All five Sacramento starters scored more than 12 points, but no player scored more than 19 in the win. John Salmons and DeMarcus Cousins each hit the 19-point ceiling with Salmons adding 11 assists and Cousins grabbing 12 rebounds.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for the Trail Blazers, recording 17 points and 10 rebounds. J.J. Hickson scored 14 points and added 15 rebounds, and rookie phenom Damian Lillard had 12 points and nine assists in the losing effort.
The Kings move 7-12 following the win and now travel to face the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.
The Trail Blazers, now 8-12 after the loss, look to get back in the win column at home against the Toronto Raptors.