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Kings unable to withstand Portland’s late rally


Player of the game: Portland guard Damian Lillard scored six points in the final 1:20 to help the Trail Blazers overcome a 13-point deficit to hand the Kings their fourth consecutive loss.

Turning point: After DeMarcus Cousins fouled out, Lillard recovered an offensive rebound and scored to give the Blazers a 91-89 lead with 1:20 to play and Portland never trailed again.

Key stat: The Kings had 23 turnovers that led to 29 points for Portland.

X-factor: Will Barton came off the bench to provide a spark, scoring all six of his points in the fourth quarter for Portland to help the comeback.

Injury update: Carl Landry (sprained right wrist) missed his third consecutive game. Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge (left hand) left the game in the second quarter and did not return.

Up next: The Kings (16-25) host the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.

– Jason Jones