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NBA: Sacramento 99, Portland 80

Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- DeMarcus Cousins and John Salmons each scored 19 points Saturday and the Sacramento Kings posted a third straight win, 99-80 over Portland.

Cousins hauled down 12 rebounds and Salmons hit a trio of 3-pointers while dishing off 11 assists for the Kings, who recorded their first road victory of the season.

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Aaron Brooks (14 points), Jason Thompson (12 with eight rebounds) and Francisco Garcia (12 points) provided a balanced attack for Sacramento, which outscored the Trail Blazers 34-24 in the third quarter.

LaMarcus Aldridge provided 17 points and 10 boards for Portland, which managed only 38.7 percent shooting in dropping the first of a six-game home stand.

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