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             === Blazers aim for two in a row against the Kings ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com) - The Portland Trail Blazers will try to sweep a home-and-
 home  series  with the  Sacramento Kings  Saturday night when  the two meet at
 Sleep Train Arena.
 
 The  Blazers creamed  the Kings, 104-91 in Portland Friday night. Portland has
 scored over 100 points in their last four games and three of those resulted in
 wins.
 
 Damian Lillard was sensational on Friday and has been all season. He netted 22
 points  on 4-for-9  3-point shooting  and  collected seven  assists and  eight
 rebounds.
 
 Lillard  is  the first NBA  player to ever record  100 points, 25 rebounds, 25
 assists  and  20 3-pointers  in his  team's first five  games. He joined Damon
 Stoudamire  as  only the  second NBA  player ever  to record  three or more 3-
 pointers in each of his team's first five games.
 
 LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
 
 "We  rely  on them to  do a lot  at both ends of  the floor," head coach Terry
 Stotts  said of his two stars. "Damian makes plays, LA makes plays. We went to
 LA  on the block in the fourth quarter. Damian is picking his spots. I thought
 we had a good performance by a lot of players."
 
 Nicolas  Batum, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews and Thomas Robinson all scored in
 double figures.
 
 DeMarcus  Cousins  was exceptional  on Friday.  He had  35 points on 13-for-25
 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and had four steals.
 
 "The  numbers don't mean anything with a loss. Forget the numbers, I'm worried
 about  the  win," said Cousins.  "We gotta correct  this, we can't continue to
 make the same mistakes."
 
 Isaiah  Thomas,  Greivis Vasquez,  Patrick  Patterson  and Travis  Outlaw  all
 cracked the 10-point plateau, though none had more than 13 points.
 
 The Kings committed just 11 turnovers and seven of those came from Cousins and
 Thomas.  Sacramento  got pounded  on the glass  by the Blazers  to the tune of
 47-31.
 
 Sacramento  has dropped  four in  a row  since beating  the Denver  Nuggets on
 opening night.
 
 Portland has won six of its last nine in California's capital.
 
 11/09 11:25:51 ET