KINGS (16-24) AT
TRAIL BLAZERS (30-11)
Where: Moda Center,
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Time: 7 p.m.
TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
1. Keep up with Dame: Damian Lillard has established himself as one of the best point guards in the NBA. If the game is close late, Lillard has proven to be a capable closer, playing some of his best basketball in the fourth quarter.
2. More from J.T.: Jason Thompson is coming off one of his best games – 23 points and a career-high 22 rebounds. He might not put up similar numbers, but he’ll have to be on his game to help slow down Portland All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge.
3. Ball security: The Kings average 16.3 turnovers, fourth most in the NBA. Staying below that average gives the Kings the best chance of winning.