NBA Game Summary - Portland at Sacramento
(Friday, March 12th)
Final Score: Portland 110, Sacramento 94
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Roy poured in 28 points and finished 10-of-13 from the field, leading Portland to a 110-94 rout of the Sacramento Kings.
"I feel like I'm in a really good rhythm, especially in my in-between game," Roy said. "My pull-up jumper feels good. I feel I'm getting more explosive off the bounce where it's tougher for guys to stay in front of me."
LaMarcus Aldridge tacked on 18 points as the Trail Blazers remained in the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoff race, a half-game behind San Antonio and a full game in back of Phoenix.
Andre Miller recorded 15 points in the win, Portland's third in a row and sixth in seven games. Nicolas Batum had 11 points, while Rudy Fernandez and Jerryd Bayless each scored 10.
The Blazers were particularly efficient at the charity stripe, going 29-of-32 for the game. They didn't miss in 17 tries in the first half, when they built a 61-46 lead.
Carl Landry had 18 points to pace the Kings, who lost for the fourth time in five contests. They've also dropped six in a row to the Blazers.
"They're a very long team," Kings coach Paul Westphal said. "It's one of the strengths of their defense. They can guard several positions and they're experienced at that."
Bayless hit a trio of free throws at the conclusion of the opening quarter for a 31-24 Portland lead. The Blazers started strong in the second, opening a 40-29 lead courtesy of a pair of foul shots from Juwan Howard with 8:50 left.
Seven straight points later in the quarter extended the lead to 16, as Roy hit a three-pointer and a step-back jumper before Miller's layup capped the burst for a 59-43 cushion.
The lead reached 26 late in the third on a Fernandez three-pointer and the Blazers cruised in the final quarter.
Tyreke Evans had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings, who also received 17 points from Francisco Garcia, 15 from Jason Thompson and 13 from Beno Udrih....Sacramento had 20 turnovers, leading to 21 points for Portland.
03/13 02:51:01 ET