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.
- Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) writes in today's newspaper recap that the Kings reverted to bad habits.
- DeMarcus Cousins is a willing learner, Jones writes in today's newspaper.
- Jones, in a blog post this morning, focuses on the struggles of Tyreke Evans.
- "Regardless of Tuesday night's loss to Portland - and the fact that there's plenty of work to do - beating L.A. was a hopeful way to start the season," writes Brian Blomster (@b_blomster) in today's Leading Off column.
- View the photo gallery of last night's game.
Portland Trail Blazers coverage:
- "Portland just smothered the Kings after halftime," Mike Tokito (@mtokito) writes in today's newspaper recap for the Oregonian.
- Jason Quick (@jwquick) writes about the possibility of the Trail Blazers re-signing forward Gerald Wallace in today's newspaper for the Oregonian.
- "Sacramento collapsed like a house of cards in a windstorm," Kerry Eggers (@kerryeggers) writes in today's newspaper recap for the Portland Tribune.
• View the video highlights at NBA.com.
- 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.
- Donald Sloan talks to Rodger Bohn (@rodgerbohn) about his time in training camp with the Kings in 2010 in a feature for SLAM magazine.
- Austin Burton (@AustinBurton206) interviews Evan's trainer, Lamont Peterson, this Q&A for Dime magazine.
- ESPN's John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) selects Marcus Thornton as one of the members of his 2011-12 All-Breakout Team.
- Ryan Lillis, (@Ryan_Lillis) in a blog post yesterday, reported that Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is more confident about the prospects of building a new arena downtown.
- Jim Crandell (@JimCrandell) says success this season would make it easier to build a new arena.
- Chuck Hayes gave about 40 tickets to his Power Balance Pavilion debut for his Modesto friends, reports Ron Agostini in a story for the Modesto Bee.
Tweets of the day
Tough loss for us tonight, gotta get better everyday.— Bobby Jackson (@TheBobbyJackson) December 28, 2011
tough game for the kings tonight but they will bounce back strong! exciting match up thurs with d rose and the bulls!— TJ Fredette (@tjfredette) December 28, 2011
On the plane.I guess we're not gonna go undefeated.It's gonna be a roller coaster for awhile so hang in there. Lots of new pieces— Grant Napear(@GrantNapearShow) December 28, 2011
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