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Blazers force Kings to abdicate at The Moda

Blazers force Kings to abdicate at The Moda

Portland had allowed opponents to shoot 48 percent from the field and score an average of 53 points in the paint and 15 fast-break points in its first four games. Tonight, the Kings shot 42 percent from the field, had 40 points in the paint and five fast-break points.

Lillard scored 22 points and Aldridge 20 to lead six players scoring in double figures for the Trail Blazers (3-2), who led almost from start to finish. Lillard also had eight rebounds and seven assists while Aldridge grabbed seven rebounds in the win.

Guard Wesley Matthews added 18 points and seven rebounds for Portland, which got double-figure scoring from six players. Forward Nicolas Batum had 14 points to go with seven rebounds and eight assists while center Robin Lopez scored 11 and forward Thomas Robinson came off the bench for 10.

Box score and video recap: trailblazers.com

 

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