The Sacramento Kings held a five-point lead heading into the final period of Wednesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Golden 1 Center, but the offense stalled, and the defense fell apart as they fell to 5-7 for the season after a crushing 132-126 loss.
Once again, Sacramento’s offense was cooking for most of the game as they shot 52.4 percent from the field, including 50 percent from deep. But they were unable to make crucial shots down the stretch or grab a critical rebound late that ultimately led to their doom.
De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield combined for 55 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists, while Richaun Holmes was perfect from the floor and free-throw line finishing with 17 points, nine rebounds, and a career-high six assists.
Speaking of assists, the Kings dished out a season-high 34 dimes. But the defense let them down once again as the Blazers played just well enough to get the win.
Sacramento will not have much time to worry about this latest loss as the Los Angeles Clippers come to town on Friday.