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Rudy Gay returns to the lineup for Monday’s meeting with the Philadelphia 76ers at Golden 1 Center, and coach Dave Joerger must integrate his second-leading scorer back into the lineup.
Check out the player of the game, turning point and X-factor.
Portland suffers its sixth consecutive loss as Kyle Lowry scores 27 points as Toronto earns its franchise-best seventh consecutive road victory. The Kings will visit Portland on Wednesday.
A season-high three-game winning streak last week elevates the Kings to an average ranking of 17.3, according to the six power rankings (The Bee, NBA.com, NBC Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, SI.com) sampled in the weekly roundup.