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Sacramento Kings shooting guard Marcus Thornton (23) hits a three pointer against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif..

Kings survive Blazers comeback, beat Portland 123-119

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 - 9:56 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Led by season highs in scoring from DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay, the Kings ended a two-game losing streak with a 123-119 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday night at Sleep Train Arena.

The Kings, who led by 19 in the second half, survived a comeback led by Damian Lillard, who scored 26 of his 41 points in the final period. Lillard's 41 points were a career high.

Cousins finished with 35 points to match his season high. Cousins also had 14 rebounds. Gay had a season-high 32 points before fouling out.

The Kings (11-22) scored a season-high in the win.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 24 points for Portland (26-9).

The Kings scored 43 points in the fourth quarter, their most in a quarter this season. The Blazers scored 46, the most the Kings have allowed in a quarter this season.

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