Utah Jazz (1-0, first in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (1-0, sixth in the Western Conference)Sacramento, California; Friday, 10 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: The Sacramento Kings square off against the Utah Jazz.Sacramento finished 18-24 in Western Conference play and 16-20 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Kings allowed opponents to score 117.6 points per game and shoot 48.9% from the field last season.Utah finished 52-20 overall and 28-14 in Western Conference action during the 2020
The Kings defeated the Trail Blazers, 124-121. Harrison Barnes recorded a career-high 36 points (8-11 3pt FG), while De'Aaron Fox added 27 points, five rebounds and eight assists in the victory. CJ McCollum (34 points) and Damian Lillard (20 points, six rebounds, 11 assists) paved the way for the Trail Blazers in the losing effort. The Kings improve to 1-0 on the season, while the Trail Blazers fall to 0-1.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 36 points and De'Aaron Fox added 27, and the Sacramento Kings spoiled Portland's season opener under new coach Chauncey Billups with a 124-121 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Richaun Holmes had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter. Portland rallied in the fourth. Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic made back-to-back layups to get the Blazers within 117-111 with 3:49 to go, and Nor