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Trail Blazers 101, Kings 79: Post-Game Notes

12/27/11
  1. Written by: caseyholdahl

    •    Tonight marks the 161st consecutive sellout at the Rose Garden (including regular season and playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007.

    •    With the win tonight the Trail Blazers have won 10 of the last 11 meetings with the Kings.

    •    Gerald Wallace was the first Trail Blazer in double-figures, scoring eight consecutive points in the first quarter, his 13th consecutive regular season contest scoring in double figures.

    •    Gerald Wallace led Portland in scoring in the first quarter with 10 points, the next closest Trail Blazer was Kurt Thomas who scored four points. Wallace led all scorers on the night with 25 points.

    •    The game against Sacramento tonight marked the first time the Trail Blazers started a season with back-to-back home games since 1991-92, the last time the Trail Blazers reached the NBA Finals.

    •    Tonight’s game marked the first of 17 back-to-back sets the Trail Blazers will play this season, including two sets of back-to-back-to-back games.

    •    The Trail Blazers only committed one turnover in the first quarter, the first turnover this season by Portland in a game’s first quarter.

    •    The Trail Blazers finished the first half with nine unanswered points, part of a 14-2 run to tie the score at 46-46.

    •    Sacramento shot 50% from the field in the first half but just 16.7% from the free throw line, shooting 1-for-6 (.210).

    •    From 2:15 remaining in the first half until the 8:45 mark in the 3rd quarter the Trail Blazers went on a 13-0 run, holding Sacramento scoreless for nearly six minutes.

    •    After shooting 50% from the field in the first half, Sacramento converted on just four of 19 field goal attempts in the 3rd quarter.

    •    Portland outscored Sacramento in the paint by a score of 20•6 in the 3rd quarter.

    •    Portland dished out 25 assists as a team, Sacramento had just 11, with only two coming in the second half.

    •    LaMarcus Aldridge became the first Trail Blazer since 2002 to post 25 and 24 points in the first two games of the season.

    •    Marcus Camby led the Trail Blazers in rebounding (nine) for the second consecutive game.

    •    Sacramento led the Trail Blazers by a score of 46-37 with 2:33 remaining in the 2nd quarter, after that point Portland outscored the Kings by a score of 64-33.

    •    Portland’s 22-point margin marks its largest win in a first or second game since 1999 (121-98 vs. LAC).

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