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Simons, Reath lead Blazers past the Kings, 130-113

Portland duo combines for 54 points

By The Associated Press
Published: December 26, 2023, 9:55pm
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Scoot Henderson, right, celebrates his 3-pointer against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, in Portland, Ore.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Scoot Henderson, right, celebrates his 3-pointer against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Howard Lao) Photo Gallery

PORTLAND — Anfernee Simons scored 29 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 130-113 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

Duop Reath added a career-high 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench for the Blazers, who were without starting center Deandre Ayton (right knee tendinitis) and shooting guard Shaedon Sharpe (right adductor strain).

Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points, while Scoot Henderson and Jabari Walker each had 17 off the bench.

“We talked about how we needed to get off to better starts and play better at home,” Blazers coach Chauncey Billups said. “And we did that today. We did a really good job of that.”

Henderson added a career-high 11 assists and had only one turnover in one of his strongest games of his pro career.

“I’m an unselfish player and somebody that just makes plays,” Henderson said. “I just had to go out there and be confident and get the (win) by any means.”

De’Aaron Fox scored 43 points and former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis had 34 points, but no other Sacramento players scored in double figures.

“We didn’t do a good job defensively,” Kings coach Mike Brown said. “That’s been our Achilles heel for a while. We give up 130 points and allow their bench to get going the way they did, it made for a long night.”

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Blazers have back-to-back games against San Antonio at home on Thursday and Friday.

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BLAZERS 130, KINGS 113

PORTLAND (130) — Camara 2-5 0-0 4, Grant 5-10 2-3 13, Brown 0-1 0-2 0, Brogdon 7-13 2-2 19, Simons 12-25 0-0 29, Kr.Murray 0-0 0-0 0, Wainright 0-1 0-0 0, Walker 6-8 4-5 17, Thybulle 2-5 0-0 6, Badji 0-0 0-0 0, Reath 9-15 4-4 25, Henderson 6-15 4-4 17, Mays 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 49-98 16-20 130.

Sacramento 33 27 35 18 113
Portland 32 35 37 26 130

3-Point Goals—Sacramento 10-42 (Fox 7-15, Huerter 1-5, Ke.Murray 1-7, Monk 1-7, Mitchell 0-2, Barnes 0-3, Vezenkov 0-3), Portland 16-40 (Simons 5-12, Reath 3-6, Brogdon 3-8, Thybulle 2-4, Walker 1-2, Grant 1-3, Henderson 1-3, Camara 0-1, Wainright 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Sacramento 40 (Sabonis 12), Portland 46 (Brown 11). Assists—Sacramento 25 (Sabonis 5), Portland 28 (Henderson 11). Total Fouls—Sacramento 16, Portland 17. A—18,585 (19,393)

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