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Kings have no answer for McCollum, lose to Portland 115-107

Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) and Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) land on Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) following a dunk by cousins in first quarter action. Sacramento Kings against the Portland Trail Blazers at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) and Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) land on Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) following a dunk by cousins in first quarter action. Sacramento Kings against the Portland Trail Blazers at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Player of the game: C.J. McCollum continued his mastery over the Kings this season with 30 points, making 5 of 10 from three-point range, in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 115-107 win Tuesday night at Sleep Train Arena.

Turning point: McCollum’s three-pointer with 2:54 to play capped a 10-2 run that gave the Trail Blazers a 106-96 lead. The Kings had cut Portland’s lead to 91-90.

X-factors: The Trail Blazers shot just 43 percent but outscored the Kings 26-9 in second-chance points and scored 24 points off 19 turnovers. The Kings were outrebounded 49-34.

Records: Kings 31-47, Trail Blazers 42-37

Key injuries: The Kings were without Omri Casspi (hamstring), Marco Belinelli (foot) and Rudy Gay, Darren Collison and Kosta Koufos (rest).

Mike Bibby visited Sleep Train Arena Tuesday night for his bobble head night and reminisces about fond times with Kings.

The Bee's Jason Jones gives his three takeaways after Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins have record game in loss to Trail Blazers.

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