It was a little tougher than hoped, but the Portland Trail Blazers put away the Sacramento Kings in the second half for a 102-90 win Saturday night. 24 hours after the Blazers fell to the Kings, Portland played a far more poised game, using a third-quarter run to take control. Afterward, they fended off multiple Kings runs, keeping them figuratively at arm’s length for a relatively easy victory.
The Blazers were led by CJ McCollum (25 points), Damian Lillard (22 points, 6 assists), Shabazz Napier (11 points on 5-6 shooting), and Jusuf Nurkic (14 points, 7 rebounds). Meyers Leonard (11 points on 3-5 from three, 7 rebounds) was a difference-maker off the bench.
So pretty when you spin him around like that, ET. pic.twitter.com/CtVA1nSRiw— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) November 19, 2017
Road trip! The Blazers head East for Thanksgiving, starting with a game in Memphis Monday evening. In the meantime, we’ll have more coverage of today’s game this evening.