After losing its previous two games, the Kings built an early
lead against the Blazers and remained in control through much of a
Martin, the Kings' leading scorer in the preseason, made his
first five shots, including three 3-pointers and all four free
throws in scoring 17 points for Sacramento, which built a 46-39
Sacramento played once again without starting point guard Mike
Bibby, who is expected to miss at least the first week of the
regular season with a thumb injury.
Zach Randolph sat out the game for Portland (2-6) after playing
45 minutes in Wednesdays loss to Seattle.
The Kings open the regular season Wednesday in Dallas, while
Portland plays the same night in Seattle.