Breaking down the Kings’ coming week

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Source:   —  April 03, 2016, at 6:27 AM

TRACE BLAZERS seven p. m. CSNCA, nine hundred fifty, 1140Portland’s guard play is why the Kings are 0-3 against the Blazers this season. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.2 points and 6.9 assists per game.

Breaking down the Kings’ coming week

TUESDAY VS. TRACE BLAZERS

seven p. m.

CSNCA, nine hundred fifty, one thousand one hundred forty

Portland’s guard play is why the Kings are 0-3 against the Blazers this season.

Damian Lillard is averaging 25.2 points and 6.9 assists per game. Mason Plumlee averages seven.6 rebounds a game.

Former Cal star Allen Crabbe led six Blazers in double figures with twenty-one points as Portland beat the visiting Kings 105-93 on March twenty-eight. Starters DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Homosexual and Rajon Rondo didn't play for the Kings, as coach George Karl chose to rest them.

, “Cover your eyes Vegas, the Portland Trace Blazers have reached the 40-win mark. A young, rebuilt roster that was projected by the oddsmakers in Las Vegas to win number more than twenty-seven games this season hasn't only blown past that negligible preseason prediction, but these upstart Trace Blazers are threatening to finish as a top-five team in the West.”

THURSDAY VS. TIMBERWOLVES

7 p. m.

CSNCA, one thousand one hundred forty

Sacramento is 0-3 against Minnesota, and not slowing Andrew Wiggins is a large reason why.

Wiggins averages twenty.6 points, Karl-Anthony Towns averages 10.3 rebounds and Ricky Rubio is averaging 8.7 assists.

Towns had twenty-six points, eleven rebounds and four blocks to lead the Timberwolves to a 113-104 win over the Kings on March 23.

“Now six games from season’s finish, Timberwolves interim head coach Sam Mitchell is handing out some summer homework once his team plays its latest game April thirteen against New Orleans at Target Center: Go look some playoff games. ‘I’m encouraging guys to obtain on a plane and go look some of these teams in the playoffs,’ Mitchell said.”

SATURDAY VS. THUNDER

7:30 p. m.

CSNCA, nine hundred fifty, one thousand one hundred forty

Will Russell Westbrook gather another triple double in the final game at Sleep Train Arena?

Kevin Durant is averaging twenty-eight points and 8.3 rebounds. Westbrook is averaging 10.4 assists.

Westbrook posted a triple double with 20 points, fifteen rebounds and thirteen assists in a 131-116 Thunder triumph in Sacramento on Feb. 29.

“After a solid mo of defense and focus, the Thunder took a step back on Thursday. Is OKC concerned after scraping out a win against the shorthanded Clippers? ‘Last night they made shots over us, but we got stops when we needed to,’ said Durant.”

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