Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Kings vs. Trail Blazers

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 26 matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The Blazers are 1-3 against the Kings this season, and they’ll look to even the series Wednesday night at the Rose Garden. DeMarcus Cousins will return from a team suspension, and his battle against J.J. Hickson will be the key matchup of the contest. Wesley Matthews is questionable.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings prediction and preview

Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 23 matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The Blazers have already played the Kings twice in the season, but they’re preparing for a home-and-home series in which they will see the team from California’s capital twice in a row. The key matchup in this one is going to be between J.J. Hickson and whomever he is assigned. DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans are out for the Kings.

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.

Blazers finally find third win, top shorthanded Kings

Damian Lillard

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Blazers vs. Kings matchup. ​The Headline:​ ​The Trail Blazers finally find win No. 3 on the back of Damian Lillard, topping the Kings 103-86. Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews were great in this win, making a lot of shots. But Portland was beat badly in the paint, and that was against a shorthanded Kings team!

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings prediction and preview

LaMarcus Aldridge Blazers

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 12 matchup against the Sacramento Kings. A game against Sacramento will either help revitalize a team that is looking for life to cling onto, or it will expose the Blazers as the worst team out West. Key matchup is between Wesley Matthews and Tyreke Evans, but the battle between centers J.J. Hickson and Chuck Hayes should be entertaining. DeMarcus Cousins is suspended, and LaMarcus Aldridge is looking to bounce back.

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