McCollum Helps Trail Blazers Beat Kings 112-97
PORTLAND, Ore. — C.J. McCollum scored 18 points, Damian Lillard had 15 points and 13 assists and Portland shut down red-hot DeMarcus Cousins in the Trail Blazers 112-97 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
Portland had seven players score in double figures. Gerald Henderson scored 15 points, while Mason Plumlee had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers.
Cousins, who came into Tuesday off 56 and 48-point performances in his past two games, led the Kings with 17 points, but hit only 4 of 21 shots. Cousins also struggled at the free throw line, making 9 of 17.
Rajon Rondo had 15 points and 11 assists for the Kings, who lost in double overtime on Monday night.
Portland (21-26) moved into a virtual tie with Sacramento (20-25) for eighth in the Western Conference. The Blazers have won six of their past eight.