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Blazers vs. Kings Final Score: 94-90; Portland Falls Short Without Damian Lillard

In Damian Lillard's absence, CJ McCollum led the Blazers in a close game against the Kings.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

In an game untelevised in the Portland area, CJ McCollum took the reigns from the sitting Damian Lillard, and the Trail Blazers held the Sacramento Kings to a standstill for three quarters, eventually falling in an irrelevant fourth. Portland again looked like a solid, composed team, coming back from a double-digit second half deficit before garbage time began.

McCollum led the Blazers with 30 points on 11-20 shooting, plus 4 assists. In the starting SG role, Allen Crabbe added 13 points and 2 assists before fouling out in the fourth. Al-Farouq Aminu tallied 12 points and 6 rebounds, while Meyers Leonard hit two three-pointers for 9 points overall. Lillard sat out the game to rest his ankle, and Moe Harkless missed the game due to an ongoing concussion, but did travel with the team. Phil Pressey took over the backup PG role for the night, and struggled to a 4 point, 5 assist finish.

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The Blazers have Sunday off, and play in Utah Monday night. There is no Portland-area television coverage of the game.