Damian Lillard has 15 points and matches his career high with 13 assists as the Portland Trail Blazers outclass a Kings team that never found its legs, falling 112-97 Tuesday night at Moda Center.
Within a matter of weeks, the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins had turned around his season, wedged his team into the playoff conversation, and oh, yeah, scored a total of 104 points in back-to-back games. Cousins should be among the All-Star reserves announced on Thursday, as voted in by NBA coaches.
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Defensive lineman Arik Armstead played for new 49ers coach Chip Kelly while at Oregon. The rookie says his college coach was honest, a quality not all recruits pick up from prospective coaches. “He told me during my home visit there was a possibility he might leave (Oregon),” Armstead tells The Bee’s Matt Barrows.
Sunny weather allows the Levi’s Stadium field to be painted for Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. The NFL is midway through transforming the 49ers’ facility to the site of the nation’s biggest sporting event, and keeping an eye on the weather reports.
Republic FC will begin its third USL season on the road on March 25 against Seattle Sounders FC 2. Its first home league match will be April 2 against Arizona United SC at Bonney Field.
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