Damian Lillard scores season-high 40 to help Trail Blazers beat Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield got hot but the Sacramento Kings couldn’t get even, falling to the Portland Trail Blazers for the second time in less than a week. Damian Lillard had season highs of 40 points and 13 assists, leading the Blazers to a 132-126 victory over the Kings on Wednesday night at Golden 1 Center. Lillard made 11 of 23 from the field and all 12 of his free-throw attempts for Portland, which tied a franchise record with 23 3-pointers. CJ McCollum had 28 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Blazers (7-4). Jusuf Nurkic had 18 points, 12 rebounds and …

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