SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Wesley Matthews scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away for a 107-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, who had dropped three of four. Andre Miller had 19 points, Nicolas Batum added 17 and Patty Mills finished with 14.
Rookie center DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who have lost two straight and six of eight. Marcus Thornton scored 26 points, Beno Udrih added 13 and Jermaine Taylor and Jason Thompson each had 10.
Gerald Wallace dunked off an alley-oop pass from Matthews and Aldridge made a long jumper to help Portland build a 102-95 lead with 51 seconds left.
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