Video: The Bee's Jason Jones' three takeaways from Sacramento Kings' loss to Portland Trail Blazers
Player of the game: Damian Lillard had 15 points and matched his career high with 13 assists as the Portland Trail Blazers outclassed a Kings team that never found its legs, falling 112-97 Tuesday night at Moda Center. The Kings shot 41.9 percent and lost their second consecutive game after winning five in a row.
Turning point: Portland outscored the Kings 14-7 over the final 3:33 of the third quarter to take an 88-74 lead and poured it on in the fourth, leading by 21.
X-factor: Three Trail Blazers scored in double figures off the bench, led by Gerald Henderson with 15 points.
Records: Kings 20-25, Trail Blazers 21-26
Key injuries: The Kings’ Rudy Gay (corneal abrasion, left eye) did not play and is day-to-day.