SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Marcus Thornton made four 3-pointers and scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Sacramento Kings past the Portland Trail Blazers 117-100 on Monday night.
DeMarcus Cousins had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Kings. Jason Brooks added 16 points, James Johnson had 12, and Jimmer Fredette and Tyreke (ty-REEK') Evans 11 each.
Cousins came off the bench midway through the fourth to help boost the Kings. He scored six consecutive points, the final one a fastbreak layup that put Sacramento (2-0) ahead 107-93 with 5:06 left.
Rookie point guard Damien Lillard scored 20 points for Portland (1-2).
LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points and seven rebounds, Nicolas Batum (bah-TOOM') scored 14, and Wesley Matthews and J.J. Hickson had 11 each.