Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 3)

Series starts 12/26

Game 1: Monday, December 26th
Trail Blazers105Final
Game 2: Monday, February 27th
Trail Blazers91Final
Game 3: Wednesday, March 29th
Trail Blazers90

Trail Blazers 105

(9-18, 4-11 away)

Kings 92

(10-17, 7-9 home)

    Coverage: CSNS

    7:00 PM ET, December 26, 2005

    Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA

    1 2 3 4 T
    POR 25 30 25 25105
    SAC 30 15 24 2392

    Top Performers

    Portland: Z. Randolph 22 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Sacramento: M. Bibby 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Kings host Trail Blazers in matchup of struggling teams

    Portland (8-18) at Sacramento (10-16) 10:00 pm EST

    SACRAMENTO, California (Ticker) - While many expected the Portland Trail Blazers to finish toward the bottom of the Western Conference this season, the Sacramento Kings have brought them unexpected company.

    The Trail Blazers conclude a four-game road trip Monday when they visit the Kings in a matchup of teams hungry for a victory.

    Portland has a chance to post consecutive wins for the first time since November 5-9 following its 91-83 triumph over Minnesota on Friday. Ruben Patterson scored a season-high 23 points and Zach Randolph chipped in 21 and 10 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who had dropped five of their previous six games.

    Sacramento, which has made the playoffs in each of the past seven seasons, is in serious danger of failing to extend the streak this season.

    The Kings have dropped four straight contests, with the latest coming Thursday in a 105-95 setback vs. Dallas. Mike Bibby scored 22 points to lead six players in double figures and Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 13 and eight rebounds for Sacramento, which played without a pair of starters.

    All-Star forward Peja Stojakovic is expected to miss multiple games with a back injury, while guard Bonzi Wells is out for several weeks with a groin tear.

    The Kings won three of four meetings against the Blazers in the 2004-05 season, including both contests here.