Trail Blazers face the Kings on 3-game skid

March 28, 2023 GMT

Sacramento Kings (45-30, third in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (32-43, 13th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Portland comes into the matchup with Sacramento after losing three in a row.

The Trail Blazers are 22-23 in Western Conference games. Portland is 13-12 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 13.7 turnovers per game.

The Kings are 29-16 in conference play. Sacramento ranks ninth in the Western Conference scoring 52.2 points per game in the paint led by Domantas Sabonis averaging 13.0.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Kings won 133-116 in the last matchup on Feb. 24.

TOP PERFORMERS: Shaedon Sharpe is averaging 8.7 points for the Trail Blazers. Cameron Reddish is averaging 7.7 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

Sabonis is scoring 19.2 points per game and averaging 12.5 rebounds for the Kings. Keegan Murray is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 1-9, averaging 106.8 points, 38.4 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.9 points per game.

Kings: 6-4, averaging 120.2 points, 43.2 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 5.8 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.9 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Justise Winslow: out (ankle), Ibou Badji: out (knee), Jerami Grant: out (quad), Damian Lillard: out (calf), Trendon Watford: out (ankle), Jusuf Nurkic: out (knee), Anfernee Simons: out (foot).

Kings: Neemias Queta: out (illness).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.