The Portland Trail Blazers are already eager to be back at home after a disappointing trip. Facing a winless road opponent is even more ideal.
The Houston Rockets still can’t get the job done on the road.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and reserve guard Isaiah Thomas also scored 17 to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Orlando Magic 91-82 on Friday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant had 36 points, Russell Westbrook scored 27 of his 33 in the first half to stake Oklahoma City to a commanding lead and the Thunder beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 114-108 Friday night.
Kyrie Irving won’t be able to help. Rookie guard Dion Waiters wishes he could, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.
Lakers Gameday | 12/07/12 | THUNDER
SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Kings used a strong fourth-quarter performance Friday night to hold off the Orlando Magic for a 91-82 victory in front of an announced crowd of 16,305 at Sleep Train Arena.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 20 points, Enes Kanter had 18 in his first career start and the Utah Jazz hit 13 3-pointers to rout the Toronto Raptors 131-99 on Friday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker had 17 points and seven assists, and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in a 114-92 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs have been a model of consistency in the Tim Duncan era, but have struggle this season to put a complete game together.