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Kings beat Trail Blazers 115-107 despite 35 from Lillard

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) It hasn't taken long for Marvin Bagley III to regain his rhythm in Sacramento's offense after missing 11 games with an injured left knee.

The second overall pick in the draft still needs to improve his free throw shooting in the fourth quarter, but Bagley is definitely giving the Kings' second unit quite a lift.

Bagley had 13 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double, De'Aaron Fox scored 16 points and made a key 3-pointer with 1:30 remaining, and Sacramento beat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-107 on Monday night.

''I feel like I was before I got hurt,'' Bagley said after his fourth game back. ''When I was out, I still was around. I was still shooting, still was doing stuff. I wasn't just sitting out. I was getting in shape, still making sure that I was ready. It wasn't hard to get back into the swing of things.''

Bagley made a pivotal 14-foot turnaround jumper early in the fourth quarter, then went over the back of Zach Collins and tipped in an offensive rebound to put the Kings up 100-88.

That anchored a big night from Sacramento's bench, which outscored Portland's reserves 58-34.

''He's a walking double-double,'' said Justin Jackson, who had nine points on three 3-pointers. ''You add that back to our team, it adds even more versatility. It allows us to do so many more things within our offense whenever he's out there on the court.''

Fox also had nine assists, Buddy Hield scored 19 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 18 on 8-of-10 shooting off the bench. Sacramento has won three straight and four of five.

''We're playing hard, we're defending, making extra efforts,'' Kings coach Dave Joerger said. ''We're a team where everybody needs to contribute.''

Damian Lillard scored 35 points to become the fastest player in Portland history to reach 12,000 for his career. Jusuf Nurkic had six points and 11 rebounds, and CJ McCollum scored six on 2-of-14 shooting.

The Trail Blazers, playing the second half of a back-to-back, have lost two straight since winning four in a row.

''We knew coming in that they love to play in transition and we kind of played into their hands,'' Lillard said. ''We turned the ball over and allowed them to get out in transition. They play the fastest pace in the league, so we made it harder on ourselves than it had to be.''

Sacramento got out to an early lead, held Portland to 17 points in the second quarter and then held off the Trail Blazers down the stretch.

After Lillard's 17-foot jumper cut the Kings' lead to 109-103 with 1:47 remaining, Fox came back down the court and calmly drained his only 3 of the night.

Bagley made a free throw and Willie Cauley-Stein added an emphatic dunk that brought the crowd to its feet.

Portland struggled offensively across the board, particularly McCollum, who didn't make a shot after halftime.

Lillard reached 12,000 points in the third quarter of his 514th game. Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler had been the fastest Trail Blazers player to reach the mark, in his 587th game.

''A lot of guys who come into the league who are capable of doing the same thing don't get the opportunity, the trust or the freedom,'' Lillard said. ''I'm really thankful for the coaching staff that I play for and the teammates that I've been fortunate enough to play with.''

TIP-INS

Trail Blazers: Lillard has scored in double figures in 184 consecutive games, breaking a tie with Drexler for the franchise record. . Collins made a tremendous defensive play to block a layup attempt by Yogi Ferrell in the first quarter. . Portland coach Terry Stotts was called for a technical while talking with officials after a foul.

Kings: Fox has made at least one steal in 14 straight games, the longest active streak in the NBA. . Iman Shumpert was called for a technical foul in the third quarter. Shumpert later had to be walked to the bench by a teammate after arguing with someone on Portland's bench. Shumpert's three technicals are tied for second-most on the Kings behind Fox, who has four.

TEMPERS FLARE

Shumpert had to be stopped by arena and Trail Blazers security from going into Portland's locker room after the game. Shumpert was apparently angry at Nurkic, who set a hard screen in the second half.

''Some stuff needed to be between me and him, a conversation between two men,'' Shumpert said. ''Some stuff happened out there that we needed to have a conversation about. That's it.''

Nurkic shrugged it off.

''I'm not going to worry about it,'' Nurkic said. ''He's going into retirement soon. I'm not going to worry about a guy who's going into retirement soon.''

NOT THIS TIME

When the Blazers beat the Kings two weeks ago, Nurkic became the first player in modern NBA history to have at least 20 points, 20 rebounds, five assists, five steals and five blocks. It was a much different story for Nurkic on Monday. Portland's big man had five assists and one block but took only seven shots and did not make a steal.

UP NEXT

Trail Blazers: Host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Kings: At the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday.

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Key Players
D. Lillard
0 PG
D. Fox
5 PG
31.5 Min. Per Game 31.5
17.9 Pts. Per Game 17.9
7.2 Ast. Per Game 7.2
3.6 Reb. Per Game 3.6
44.3 Field Goal % 47.1
44.2 Three Point % 47.4
90.4 Free Throw % 72.9
  SAC team rebound 0:12
+ 2 Willie Cauley-Stein made dunk, assist by De'Aaron Fox 0:21
  Out of bounds turnover on Damian Lillard 0:38
  POR team rebound 0:38
  Al-Farouq Aminu missed dunk 0:39
  Offensive rebound by Al-Farouq Aminu 0:39
  CJ McCollum missed fade-away jump shot 0:41
  Defensive rebound by Jusuf Nurkic 0:44
  De'Aaron Fox missed driving layup 0:47
+ 1 Evan Turner made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:09
+ 1 Evan Turner made 1st of 2 free throws 1:09
Team Stats
Points 107 115
Field Goals 37-92 (40.2%) 43-87 (49.4%)
3-Pointers 10-31 (32.3%) 10-26 (38.5%)
Free Throws 23-29 (79.3%) 19-24 (79.2%)
Total Rebounds 53 57
Offensive 17 11
Defensive 32 37
Team 4 9
Assists 22 24
Steals 6 6
Blocks 3 6
Turnovers 14 13
Fouls 23 23
Technicals 2 2
35 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST
16 PTS, 2 REB, 9 AST
1234T
away team logo Trail Blazers 26-19 27173132107
home team logo Kings 23-21 24302932115
Team Stats
away team logo Trail Blazers 26-19 109.7 PPG 45.2 RPG 19.8 APG
home team logo Kings 23-21 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
D. Lillard PG 25.8 PPG 4.6 RPG 6.9 APG 44.4 FG%
B. Hield SG 20.7 PPG 5.0 RPG 2.5 APG 45.8 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Lillard PG 35 PTS 3 REB 5 AST
B. Hield SG 19 PTS 7 REB 0 AST
40.2 FG% 49.4
32.3 3PT FG% 38.5
79.3 FT% 79.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Lillard 35 3 5 11/27 4/12 9/9 1 36 1 0 6 1 2 +6 43
A. Aminu 13 11 3 3/8 1/2 6/9 3 26 2 0 1 6 5 -4 31
J. Layman 13 3 0 6/9 0/2 1/1 3 22 0 0 1 2 1 +4 15
C. McCollum 6 6 1 2/14 0/1 2/2 2 30 1 0 3 2 4 -4 12
J. Nurkic 6 11 5 3/7 0/0 0/1 4 28 0 1 1 2 9 -4 27
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Lillard 35 3 5 11/27 4/12 9/9 1 36 1 0 6 1 2 +6 43
A. Aminu 13 11 3 3/8 1/2 6/9 3 26 2 0 1 6 5 -4 31
J. Layman 13 3 0 6/9 0/2 1/1 3 22 0 0 1 2 1 +4 15
C. McCollum 6 6 1 2/14 0/1 2/2 2 30 1 0 3 2 4 -4 12
J. Nurkic 6 11 5 3/7 0/0 0/1 4 28 0 1 1 2 9 -4 27
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
E. Turner 14 2 4 5/11 1/3 3/3 3 26 1 0 1 1 1 -6 24
M. Leonard 11 7 2 4/5 3/4 0/0 0 19 1 0 1 2 5 -4 22
S. Curry 5 1 2 2/6 1/3 0/0 2 20 0 0 0 0 1 -8 10
N. Stauskas 2 1 0 1/4 0/3 0/0 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 -12 3
Z. Collins 2 4 0 0/1 0/1 2/4 4 21 0 2 0 1 3 -8 8
M. Harkless - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Swanigan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Baldwin IV - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Trent Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Simons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 107 49 22 37/92 10/31 23/29 23 235 6 3 14 17 32 -40 195
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Hield 19 7 0 7/10 2/4 3/3 1 28 0 0 1 4 3 -1 25
D. Fox 16 2 9 3/11 1/3 9/10 5 31 2 0 0 0 2 +3 38
W. Cauley-Stein 12 8 3 4/10 0/0 4/4 1 29 2 0 3 2 6 +3 25
I. Shumpert 6 3 1 2/9 2/5 0/0 2 23 1 1 1 1 2 -5 12
N. Bjelica 4 6 2 2/7 0/4 0/0 1 21 0 2 1 2 4 +3 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Hield 19 7 0 7/10 2/4 3/3 1 28 0 0 1 4 3 -1 25
D. Fox 16 2 9 3/11 1/3 9/10 5 31 2 0 0 0 2 +3 38
W. Cauley-Stein 12 8 3 4/10 0/0 4/4 1 29 2 0 3 2 6 +3 25
I. Shumpert 6 3 1 2/9 2/5 0/0 2 23 1 1 1 1 2 -5 12
N. Bjelica 4 6 2 2/7 0/4 0/0 1 21 0 2 1 2 4 +3 15
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Bogdanovic 18 2 3 8/10 2/3 0/0 3 31 1 1 5 0 2 +14 23
M. Bagley III 13 11 1 6/12 0/1 1/5 6 23 0 0 1 2 9 0 25
H. Giles 12 4 2 6/7 0/0 0/0 3 18 0 1 1 0 4 +5 20
J. Jackson 9 3 0 3/7 3/6 0/0 0 15 0 1 0 0 3 +11 13
Y. Ferrell 6 2 3 2/4 0/0 2/2 1 16 0 0 0 0 2 +7 14
K. Koufos - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. McLemore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Mason III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Labissiere - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Gabriel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Randolph - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 115 48 24 43/87 10/26 19/24 23 235 6 6 13 11 37 +40 210