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December 28, 2011
Tip Sheet: Kings offense stagnates in loss to Trail Blazers

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PHOTO CREDIT: The Kings' DeMarcus Cousins (15) and the Trail Blazers' Marcus Camby, left, battle for the ball. Cousins finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. Greg Wahl-Stephens. Associated Press.

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Result: The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Sacramento Kings 101-79 on Tuesday at the Rose Garden. View the box score.

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Portland Trail Blazers coverage:

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More analysis:

  • Jonathan Santiago (@itsJONsantiago) and James Ham (@James_Ham) break down last night's game in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Cowbell Kingdom..
  • "The Kings are taking baby steps towards respectability, and there will inevitably be nights like this," writes Akis Yerocostas (@Aykis16) in a blog post on SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.
  • "The Kings lacked direction, and when you factor in the Blazers stifling defense, it was a recipe for disaster," writes Scott Levin (@KingsSLev) writes in a blog post on FanSided affiliate A Royal Pain.
  • "The Blazers simply neutered a young Sacramento team," writes Ben Golliver (@blazersedge) in a blog post on SB Nation affiliate Blazer's Edge.
  • "Caught like a deer in headlights, Sacramento stopped sharing the ball," writes Andrew R. Tonry in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Portland Roundball Society.
  • "You sleep on this group of Blazers, and you'll likely suffer the same fate as the Sacramento Kings," writes Mike Acker (@mikeacker) writes in a blog post on FanSided affiliate Rip City Project.

More links:


• Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) talks to Grant Napear about the Kings win over the Los Angeles Lakers, the momentum for a new arena and the rebuilt roster:

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