McCollum Scores 35 as Trail Blazers Beat Kings 98-94
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — CJ McCollum had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 98-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
The Blazers outscored Sacramento 18-12 in the fourth quarter to claim their second straight victory. They were coming off a convincing 105-76 win Saturday over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points and six rebounds for the Kings. Omri Casspi had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo finished with nine points and 15 assists.
Kings coach George Karl was denied his 1,155th victory, which would have tied him with Phil Jackson for fifth place on the career list.
Meyers Leonard made four 3-pointers and had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers. Maurice Harkness added 13 points.