Trail Blazers vs Kings Saturday, 12/08/12 AT 07:00PM

  1. Postgame Notes And Quotes: Rough Start At Home

    Written by ripcitysarah on Dec 8, 2012

    Head Coach Terry Stotts, LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard on Portland's 99-80 loss to Sacramento Continue Reading

  2. Trail Blazers Lose Rough One To Kings 99-80

    Written by erikgundersen on Dec 8, 2012

    The Trail Blazers (8-12) had trouble getting it going offensively in the first half, but it seemed like things never turned Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Back Home To Face Kings

    Written by erikgundersen on Dec 8, 2012

    The Trail Blazers (8-11) are finally home again. It's been over two weeks since they've taken the floor of the Rose Garden Continue Reading

  4. Trail Blazers Assign Will Barton And Victor Claver To D-League's Idaho Stampede

    Written by trailblazers on Dec 7, 2012

    The Portland Trail Blazers have assigned guard Will Barton and forward Victor Claver to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development Continue Reading

  5. Damian Lillard Named KIA Western Conference Rookie of the Month

    Written by trailblazers on Dec 4, 2012

    Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for the month of November, Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs Kings Game Thread

The Kings are the only winless team on the road in the Western Conference (0-6). With that in mind, the Trail Blazers should look to attack early on and let it be known from the jump that they are not losing this game. Hopefully they deflates Sacramento's spirit and they concede. But if they are allowed to hang around, they could become a problem down the stretch in a tight game. And after playing three close games on the road, two of which went into overtime, the last thing this Blazers team wants is another close call. Look for Damian Lillard to set the tone right away, by finding Aldridge in the post and getting the ball out quickly to Matthews and Batum in transition. Lillard may score 20, but his impact Saturday will be felt distributing the ball. We are a tough team to beat when all of our starters are having fantastic outings. I'm calling 10+ assists for the reigning Rookie of the Month.

So Rip City, what are your keys to victory?Continue>>>

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 17 1 10
#88   Nicolas Batum 5 2 2
#8   Luke Babbitt 9 2 7
#2   Wesley Matthews 14 0 1
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 1
#21   J.J. Hickson 14 0 15
#0   Damian Lillard 12 9 1
#11   Meyers Leonard 4 0 4
#19   Joel Freeland 2 1 1
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 1
#24   Ronnie Price 0 1 2
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 3 0 2
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