NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Portland
(Friday, January 12th)
Final Score: Portland 95, Sacramento 87
Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Zach Randolph scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers downed the Sacramento Kings, 95-87.
Juan Dixon hit 8-of-13 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the arc, scoring 21 points for Portland, which snapped a three-game losing skid.
Brandon Roy and Dan Dickau scored 11 points apiece for the Blazers, and Ime Udoka added 10 points and nine rebounds for Portland.
The Blazers won despite missing Jarrett Jack, who suffered a concussion in a car accident Friday morning while pulling into the team's practice facility, and spent the day at a local hospital.
Kevin Martin scored 17 points and grabbed seven boards for Sacramento, which lost its fourth straight game. Ron Artest scored 16 points for Sacramento, and Corliss Williamson scored 14 points for the Kings. Mike Bibby added 13 points, and John Salmons contributed 12 points in the loss.
An Artest jumper pulled the Kings to within 74-69 with just under 10 minutes to play, but Portland answered with eight straight points, capped by a Dixon three-pointer that put the Blazers up 82-69 with 7:15 left. Sacramento could not crack the double-digit deficit until it was too late, and the game was out of reach.
Artest hit a jumper with 30 seconds left in the third quarter that brought Sacramento to within 68-64 heading into the final 12 minutes.
The Kings led 24-16 after the first quarter, but the Blazers gained a 42-40 lead heading into halftime on a reverse layup by Roy as the buzzer sounded.
Sacramento fell to 4-9 on the road this season, while Portland improved to 8-11 at home on the season...The Blazers had 10 steals, compared to only four by the Kings...Portland made only 13-of-23 (56.5 percent) of its free throws.
01/13 00:49:38 ET