Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/7

Game 1: Tuesday, October 7th
Kings81Final
Trail Blazers110
Game 2: Monday, October 20th
Trail Blazers112Final
Kings98

Trail Blazers 112

(3-2, 1-0 away)

Kings 98

(1-6, 1-2 home)

    Coverage: CSNS

    10:00 PM ET, October 20, 2008

    Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA

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    POR 27 30 23 32112
    SAC 19 31 26 2298

    Trail Blazers 112, Kings 98

    Associated Press

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, Brandon Roy added 21 and the Portland Trail Blazers never trailed in a 112-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings in a preseason game Monday night.

    The Kings could not contain Aldridge, who made nine of 16 shots and had six rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Blazers. Portland led by four points after three quarters and stretched the lead to as many as 11 in the fourth.

    Rookie guard Rudy Fernandez made four 3-pointers and had 16 points for the Blazers, while Greg Oden added 13 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. Portland made 12 of 25 3-pointers.

    Kevin Martin scored 34 points and John Salmons added 27 for the Kings, who lost their fifth straight. The Kings (1-6) conclude the preseason Thursday against visiting Houston. Sacramento travels to Minnesota on Oct. 29 for its season opener.

    The Blazers (3-2) close the preseason with back-to-back road games, Wednesday at the Clippers and Thursday against Utah. Portland opens the season Oct. 28 in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

    Martin scored 14 points in the third quarter, but the Blazers managed to maintain the lead and led 80-76 heading into the fourth quarter.

    Aldridge scored 15 points in the first half to lead the Blazers to a 57-50 lead.

    The Western Conference rivals will face each other twice during a four-day stretch in late November, then one final time on Dec. 16. The Kings defeated Portland three of four times last season.

    The Kings played without starting guard Beno Udrih and key reserve Fernando Garcia, who will be out two to four weeks with a strained right calf. Udrih is expected to be ready for the season opener.

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