NBA latest scores, standings: Sacramento 117-100 Portland
Praise was handed to Sacramento’s Marcus Thornton who made four three-pointers and scored 11 of his 23 points in the last quarter to see the Sacramento Kings cruise past the Portland Trail Blazers 117-100 in last night’s NBA action.
A breakdown of the Sacramento Kings scoring goes like this: DeMarcus Cousins earned 20 points and seven rebounds;. ex-Oregon star Aaron Brooks chipped in with 16 points; James Johnson made 12, and Jimmer Fredette and Tyreke Evans shared 11 apiece.
The move of the game was Cousins’ introduction in the fourth, he wasted no time in hitting six consecutive points, the final one a fast-break layup that put the Sacramento Sacramento Kings ahead at 107-93 with 5:06 left on the score clock.
Portland’s Damien Lillard (20 points) and LaMarcus Aldridge (16 points and seven rebounds) put on a positive show last night but it wasn’t enough to steal the win.
Over in New York the home team came through with a resounding victory against Washington last night, pipping the Wizards by 10 points.
The Nets brought gave fans something to cheer about in the first basketball game at the Barclays Center, crushing their opponents 98-88.
In a fast-paced game the accolades went to former Memorial High star Brook Lopez, who left New Jersey after last season for a new $1 billion home in Brooklyn, the Nets star made 18 points and 11 rebounds.
The New York Nets were greeted by 14,219 fans on the night they became Brooklyn’s first major pro sports team way back since the Dodgers departed for Los Angeles in over 50 years ago.