Blazers top Kings in OTJan 20, 2011 - 7:36 AM Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Andre Miller made the go-ahead jumper with 1:49 left in overtime, as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied past the Sacramento Kings, 94-90.
Miller ended with 20 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Blazers, who have won three in a row since a three-game skid.
Nicolas Batum added 24 points and six boards for Portland, which got 23 points and nine rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge.
Beno Udrih finished with 20 points and five boards for the Kings, who have dropped three straight and six of seven overall. Tyreke Evans tallied 16 points and eight assists.
Samuel Dalembert had a season-high 15 points and 12 rebounds in defeat.
"That's a very good team that we took to the brink, but we came up short," Kings head coach Paul Westphal said.
With the score tied at 90-90 in overtime, Miller made a 17-footer to put Portland in front with 1:49 left.
Each team missed two shots before Evans was off the mark on a running jumper. Batum then made two free throws with 7.6 ticks remaining to give the Blazers a 94-90 lead, and Donte Greene sealed Sacramento's fate by turning the ball over.
"We just got stops and guys made plays offensively," Aldridge said.
Trailing by seven, 81-74, with just over six minutes to play, the Blazers went on an 11-2 run to take the lead.
Aldridge, who started the surge with a dunk, slammed the ball with 3:04 left to make it an 83-83 contest.
With the score still tied with one minute left, Aldridge turned the ball over. Batum, though, blocked Jason Thompson's jumper to give Portland the ball back.
Miller missed a layup and the ball went toward the sideline. Rudy Fernandez made a great diving play to hit the ball off Udrih with 48.5 seconds left.
Miller capped the burst with a baseline jumper to give the Blazers an 85-83 edge with 33 ticks to go. But Carl Landry made two shots from the foul line to tie the game with 26.2 seconds remaining.
Aldridge missed a 14-footer with the clock winding down, and Omri Casspi's full-court heave was off the mark as time expired.
The Kings quickly jumped out to a 10-2 lead, but Portland surged back to cut its deficit to 26-21 after 12 minutes of action.
The Blazers outscored Sacramento, 25-22, to cut the gap to 48-46 at the break.
Portland scored the first five points of the third to take a 51-48 edge. The rest of the period was close, which resulted in a 65-65 tie heading to the fourth.
The Blazers have won eight straight over the Kings...Portland center Marcus Camby will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee Thursday...Sacramento forward Francisco Garcia (calf) missed the game...Casspi ended with 10 points and 11 rebounds...Fernandez had 13 points and five assists.
- PORTLAND: 94
Final - OT
Jan 20 12:43 AM
- PORTLAND: 85
End of Regulation
Jan 20 12:26 AM
- PORTLAND: 65
End of 3rd
Jan 19 11:50 PM
- PORTLAND: 46
Jan 19 11:08 PM
- PORTLAND: 21
End of 1st
Jan 19 10:33 PM
- PORTLAND: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Jan 19 10:11 PM
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