Blazers lose in Sacramento

Marcus Thornton returned from a four-game 92.

John Salmons netted 19 points, Tyreke Evans had 18 and Jason Thompson recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings, who snapped a five-game losing streak.

LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds for Portland, which moved to 3-9 away from home compared to an impressive 10-1 mark at the Rose Garden.