Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

J.J. Hickson photo credit Bruce Ely Oregonian

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Dec. 8 matchup with the Sacramento Kings. Coming off a seven-game road trip, the Blazers are playing at the Rose Garden for the first time since Nov. 23. The team’s veterans—LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews—need to keep Damian Lillard and the rest of the youngsters from getting too comfortable at home. The key matchup in this contest is between J.J. Hickson and DeMarcus Cousins.