Game stream: Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Game stream: Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers

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Game stream: Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers

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The Sacramento Kings (1-0) play against the Portland Trail Blazers (1-1) at Moda Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EDT on Wednesday October 20, 2021

Sacramento Kings 124, Portland Trail Blazers 121 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Sacramento Kings hold on to a season opening win in Portland over the Trail Blazers behind a career high from Harrison Barnes. Hear from De’Aaron Fox, Richaun Holmes, Buddy Hield & Luke Walton.
FULL VIDEOS: abc10.com/article/sports… pic.twitter.com/i8PA4hvbVx3:20 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Audio version of the Kings v Blazers postgame Locked On Kings pod is out now wherever you get your podcasts.
Video version on YouTube shortly. – 2:41 AM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
“I thought we played hard. We gave ourselves a chance to win. At the end, we played hard enough to win. We just didn’t play quite smart enough to win.” – Blazers coach Chauncey Billups following Wednesday night’s 124-121 loss at home to Sacramento to start the season.
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/7kdKMLIOG42:28 AM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Kings’ De’Aaron Fox gets ball stolen by his own shoe in one of the most implausible turnovers you’ll ever see
cbssports.com/nba/news/kings…2:17 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
De’Aaron Fox said tonight was his first time wearing Kobe’s in a while. Not in training camp or preseason.
“He was trying to get us…(the shoe) flew off and then literally the very next dribble (the ball) bounced off the shoe.” – 1:59 AM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
“On the ride home, I’ll probably be like, ‘Damn, I missed nine out of nine (threes). That’s crazy.’ But it happens. I probably made 25 in a row this morning during shoot-around.” – Damian Lillard. pic.twitter.com/aaSwlPUNO31:54 AM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
De’Aaron Fox says the Kings don’t expect to get calls. Says they wont get calls in practice because that’s what they expect in games. – 1:39 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings center Richaun Holmes: “I just want to give a big shout out to my dad on his birthday, October 20, one of the best days in the world, the man who started it all, so happy birthday pops, Rich Holmes Sr., all the way over in Dubai. Love you, pops.” @brich44 @DrLydecia1:29 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
“We got a lot of dogs on our team,” – Richaun Holmes on this year’s Kings team. – 1:26 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Richaun Holmes shouts out his father wishing him a happy birthday after tonight’s Kings win. – 1:24 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes just gave a big shoutout to his dad, who has a birthday today. – 1:24 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings minute distribution:
HB: 37
Fox: 36
Hield: 31
Holmes: 29
Haliburton: 29
Mitchell: 24
Harkless: 22
Thompson: 19
Davis: 13 – 1:20 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Damian Lillard: “Every game, I think of shit I think will happen. I made the layup, I look at Luke [Walton], he called timeout, and I thought, ‘We’re gonna foul, they’ll make and miss one, then I’ll go for game.'” – 1:06 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Every season in Sacramento there is a process of first competing, then figuring out how to make it close late and finally, learning how to win. The Kings feel in training camp might let them skip that first step. – 1:05 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
“Not very pleased at all with how we played defensively, the details of our defense, in the second half. And I get it, that’s a tough team to guard, but we have to be better. Damian Lillard had a chance to tie the game up and most nights he’s going to hit that.” — Luke Walton – 12:59 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Damian Lillard: “It’s not my first time going 0-for-9, 10. I’ve done it a few times in my career. Opening night isn’t the night you want it to happen. I think about what if I had gone 3-for-9 or 4-for-9. It’s one of 82. I’m gonna continue to be me and shoot the same shots.” – 12:59 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Luke Walton says he has challenged Harrison Barnes to shoot eight 3-pointers a game.
“That’s really how we want to see Harrison playing all the time,” Walton said. “Some nights they’ll go and some nights they won’t, but we definitely want him taking those shots.” – 12:58 AM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
That game came down to Kings forward Harrison Barnes being red hot (36 points) and Damian Lillard being ice cold from three (0 for 9). Blazers lose 124-121. #RipCity12:57 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
I asked Luke Walton about the lineups with De’Aaron Fox & Tyrese Haliburton both out of the game.
Walton says Davion Mitchell has earned the trust of the team to run the offense in those lineups, and it also gives the Kings a chance to have Hield & Davis in the game together. – 12:54 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Luke Walton credits Davion Mitchell for the trust he’s earned from coaches and teammates, especially as a playmaker off the bench, allowing them to rest De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton at the same time in stretches. – 12:53 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Davion Mitchell still hasn’t lost (besides the California Classic) – 12:52 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Luke Walton was critical of his team’s defensive collapse. Recognizes that the Blazers are a tough team to guard, but called it a great learning lesson that it almost slipped away. – 12:50 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings coach Luke Walton said he’s challenged Harrison Barnes to be aggressive on the offensive end. “That’s how we want to see Harrison play every night.” – 12:49 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Cardiac Kings will be a thing again this year, right? – 12:37 AM
Nate Jones @JonesOnTheNBA
Tough game, but still couldn’t believe they let Dame have a clean one on one look there. Didn’t fall, but that’s playing with fire. I foul there every time. – 12:36 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Final: Kings 124, Blazers 121. Harrison Barnes had a career-high 36 points with a career-best eight 3-pointers, helping the Kings hold on for the win. De’Aaron Fox had 27. Richaun Holmes had 21 points and 11 rebounds. Damian Lillard was held to 20 points on 8 of 24 shooting. – 12:35 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Harrison Barnes tonight:
36 PTS*
9 REB
8-11 3P*
*Career-highs pic.twitter.com/DRGzHLocLA12:35 AM

Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
Absolutely unbelievable the Kings let Lillard get that shot up. It’s a bogus rule that you can be rewarded for fouling, but that’s the rule. Luke Walton allowing that to happen is outrageously bad – 12:35 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
1-0. The motto this year in Sacramento is to stack days. With a 124-121 win in the season opener over the Trail Blazers, the Kings have their first building block of the season. Here are six takeaways from the action. – 12:35 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Harrison Barnes goes 8/11 3s … Damian Lillard goes 0/9 3s … Blazers scored as much as Warriors did last night and it still wasn’t enough in Sacramento 😱 – 12:34 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Harrison Barnes with his new career high 36 points as he sinks two free throws – Damian Lillard misses the game-tying three and the Kings hold on to spoil opening night in Portland 124-121 the final. Lillard 0/9 from distance – 12:34 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Kings 124, Blazers 121: FINAL. 34 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds for @CJ McCollum. 20 points, 11 assists, 6 assists for @CJ McCollum. 20 points, 14 rebounds for @Jusuf Nurkic. 14 for @Norman Powell, 11 for @Anfernee Simons. – 12:34 AM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Thought Dame had that to send it to OT – 12:34 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings hold on in Portland to start the season 1-0.
FINAL: 124-121 – 12:34 AM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
THE KINGS ESCAPE.
LETS GOOOOOOOOOO – 12:33 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Dame’s pullup three is off, game over, Kings win. – 12:33 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
What a fantastic opening week of basketball with this Kings finish. We haven’t even gotten to Luka vs Trae yet. Good to be back. I love this sport. – 12:32 AM
Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Moda crowd on its feet. That was a quick sequence of points. Blazers now down just one with 11.1 seconds to go – 12:31 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Wow. CJ McCollum quick bucket, then Tyrese Haliburton turns it over for another quick bucket from Lillard. Kings up 1 with 11 seconds to go. – 12:31 AM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Uhhhhhh, Kings? – 12:30 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Halliburton turns it over on the inbound (he double dribbled, wasn’t called) Dame gets it and get the layup. Kings 122, Blazers 121, 11.1 seconds to play… in regulation. Sacramento ball after the timeout. – 12:30 AM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Blazers?! 👀 – 12:30 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Buddy Hield sinks two FT’s to put Kings up 5 with 19.6 left. A 17 point night from Hield. – 12:28 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Buddy Hield didn’t get the start, but absolutely deserves to be on the floor to close this one out. Perspective… – 12:28 AM
Jeff Siegel @jgsiegel
I don’t know how I missed the news over the offseason that Kevin Calabro is back calling Blazers games but that’s the best thing I’ve heard all day – 12:27 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Rookie non-starters with 10+ mins on opening night:
Davion Mitchell
Ziaire Williams
Alperen Sengun
Trey Murphy III
Tre Mann
Ayo Dosunmu
Dalano Banton – 12:27 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings cling to a three point lead with 23.5 left in the game in Portland. A 34 point night for Harrison Barnes tied his career-scoring high. – 12:26 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Norm’s second free throw goes in after a few bounces on the rim and the Blazers trail 120-117 with 23.5 seconds to play, Kings ball after the timeout. – 12:25 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Davion Mitchell got crushed by the Bosnian Beast. – 12:25 AM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
How does Nurkic not get called for that?! – 12:24 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
De’Aaron Fox is too quick for his own shoes. – 12:24 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
A new career high 8 three’s in tonight’s game in Portland. Kings up 120-116 with 1:30 to go. – 12:24 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
New career high 8 threes for Harrison Barnes. – 12:23 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Harrison Barnes with his career-high 8th made 3 point shot. – 12:23 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings forward Harrison Barnes has a career-high eight 3-point goals and a career-high-tying 34 points. – 12:23 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
If the Blazers end up losing this game it will be due almost entirely to leaving Harrison Barnes open from three. Not often you can point to one thing, but this is one of those instances. – 12:22 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings showing the signs of inexperience with their last few offensive possessions. Ball movement has stopped.
Meanwhile Portland’s offense had woken up. We all knew it would. – 12:20 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
CJ McCollum makes it a three point game. Kings unraveling. – 12:18 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Portland with seven-straight to get the crowd on their feet for the fist time tonight down 117-111 with three minutes to play – 12:17 AM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Blazers are making a move. – 12:16 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Harrison Barnes 7 three’s on the night tie his career high. It’s the fourth time he’s reached that many in a game. – 12:10 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings forward Harrison Barnes has tied his career high with seven 3-pointers. He’s also approaching his career high of 34 points. – 12:09 AM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
Blazers load up with 8 feet in the paint to contain DeAaron Fox and let Harrison Barnes cleanly step into his seventh three-pointer. – 12:09 AM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Harrison Barnes is in heat-check mode. Might want to make sure someone is on him at all times. – 12:09 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Another Harrison Barnes three. 7/9 now for 31 points. Kings lead 114-104 6:30 left – 12:08 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Huge shot from Harrison Barnes. Kings up 114-104. – 12:08 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers in the bonus with 7:11 to play in regulation, their last six points have come for the line. – 12:07 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
There will be one more big Blazers push. Let’s see how the Kings respond.
111-102 with 7:20 to go. – 12:06 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers hanging around . . . – 12:06 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Last season, Buddy Hield had the Kings most three’s made in a half with six (at PHI 3/20/21); Harrison Barnes tied that mark with six of his own in tonight’s third quarter. – 12:06 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Dame said this summer he was upset with the direction of the team yall need to fix this now or else and the Blazers said ok we hear you and signed Cody Zeller. – 12:05 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Cody Zeller is going to sell a lot of jerseys in Portland. – 12:02 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
First NBA bucket for Davion Mitchell. – 12:01 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Buddy Hield came into tonight’s season opener in Portland four 3-pointers shy of Peja Stojakovic franchise record on the all-time list. They are now tied at 1,070 as he heads to the bench – 12:01 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy has tied Peja for the most 3s in Kings history with 1070. – 11:55 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield just tied Peja Stojakovic’s franchise record for 3-point goals. Stojakovic made 1,070 in 518 games for the Kings from 1998-2006. Hield has 1,070 in 331 games since the Kings acquired him from the Pelicans in the DeMarcus Cousins trade in 2017. – 11:54 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Harrison Barnes was 0/2 at the half from the 3-point line.
He went 6/6 in that 3rd quarter in Portland. – 11:53 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings lead the Blazers 100-85 going into the fourth quarter. Harrison Barnes has 26 points. De’Aaron Fox has 24. Damian Lillard has 16 on 6-of-17 shooting. – 11:53 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings lead by 15 heading to the 4th. Richaun Holmes has been literally perfect tonight and Harrison Barnes exploded in the 3rd.
And, the Kings faced a Blazers momentum shift and shut it down before it got out of control. Credit to Luke Walton for his timeout. – 11:53 PM
Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Harrison Barnes is now 6-8 from long distance. He has 26 points after three quarters to lead all scorers. Kings up 100-85 after three – 11:52 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings take a 100-85 lead to the fourth. 6 three in the third quarter for Barnes. Fox with 24 points. Holmes with a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double. – 11:52 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Kings 100, Blazers 85: end of third quarter. 21 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists for @CJ McCollum. 16 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds for @Damian Lillard. 12 points, 8 rebounds for @Jusuf Nurkic. – 11:52 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Harrison Barnes with six three’s on the night, has 26 points for Sacramento who lead the Trail Blazers 100-85 headed to the 4th in Portland. – 11:52 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Harrison Barnes 💦💦💦💦💦💦 – 11:51 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Richaun Holmes 💦💦💦💦 – 11:51 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Richaun Holmes clutch three with time expiring on the shot clock – 11:50 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Richaun Holmes for 3 – 11:50 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Lots have said it and it can’t be understated; Buddy Hield has been excellent for the Kings tonight. – 11:50 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Portland’s offense coming alive. Kings’ lead down to 9. Portland up to 30 points now in the 3rd quarter.
The 3rd was a dreadful quarter for Sacramento last season. – 11:46 PM
Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Nassir Little with the extra effort that led to him hitting a corner 3 👌 – 11:46 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Nassir Little’s energy is keeping Portland within reach – 11:45 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Harrison Barnes is 5-5 from 3 in the 3rd qtr. according to @Principal_Long who’s very good at math. – 11:44 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Harrison Barnes is as underrated as he is reliable. 23 points & 7 rebounds. 5/7 from 3pt range. – 11:43 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Harrison Barnes definitely carried his stellar preseason performance into game one of the regular season. – 11:42 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Harrison Barnes is on fire. – 11:42 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Harrison Barnes letting it fly from the perimeter. 4/6 tonight with 20 points now. – 11:39 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Harrison Barnes is the second player to 20 points. – 11:39 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Kings have three threes in the third quarter, Blazers have four threes for the game. – 11:36 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes with a double-double. – 11:35 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Barnes with two threes over the course of a little over a minute gives the Kings their largest lead thus far at 72-55 with 8:52 to play in the third quarter. – 11:32 PM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
The Kings starters have absolutely dusted the Blazers starters so far. – 11:32 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings with their largest lead of the night now, up 16 with quick buckets out of the half. – 11:30 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Utah Jazz defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-86 to open their season. Spotty performance but I think it’s because the Jazz did just enough whenever needed. Big game from Gobert. Big second half from Mitchell. Utah moves to 1-0. On to Sacramento Friday night – 11:19 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz beat OKC 107-86 to start the 2021-22 regular season.
Gobert had 16p/21r in 30 minutes.
Bogdanovic led the Jazz in scoring with 22p.
Mitchell had 16p, but 6-17 FG.
An 87 Drtg for the Jazz, terrific.
@ Sacramento on Friday. – 11:19 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jazz start the season with a 107-86 win over the Thunder. Sacramento on Friday on the road. – 11:18 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The #Kings lead the #Blazers 62-49 at the half. De’Aaron Fox has 16 points. The Blazers are up to 45.2% shooting, but they’ve committed 10 turnovers. The Kings have four steals, three blocks and a 27-23 rebounding advantage. Damian Lillard is 3 of 10. – 11:15 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings lead 62-49 at the half in Portland.
You read that right, the Kings held the Blazers to under 50 in the first half. – 11:14 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings carry a 62-49 lead into the half in Portland. De’Aaron Fox with 16 points, Richaun Holmes 12pts & 8 boards for Sacramento. Trail Blazers get 14 from CJ McCollum, Damian Lillard with 10 (3/10) for Portland – 11:14 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings with a nice 62-49 lead heading to the half in Portland. 16 points for Fox. Holmes with 12 points, 8 rebounds. – 11:13 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Kings 62, Blazers 49: halftime. 14 points, 3 rebounds for @CJ McCollum. 10 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds for @Damian Lillard. 6 points apiece for @Robert Covington and @Anfernee Simons. Fox with 16 for the Kings. – 11:13 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Fox and Dame doin a lot of talking. I love it. – 11:09 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes with a quiet 10 points on 4/4 shooting with 7 rebounds early. – 11:08 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Can probably chalk it up to COVID but there haven’t been this many empty seats at a Blazers game where full capacity was sold in a while. Certainly not a season opener. pic.twitter.com/xxxwldyqNw11:03 PM

Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
That Cody Zeller effort tho – 11:02 PM
David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
I’m a long suffering Kings fan, but I still love to see CJ feast. He’s always had their number. – 10:57 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
RoCo missed the layup but love seeing Dame throw that pass – 10:53 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis finally gets one to fall. He was just off by a smidge on his first three threes. – 10:50 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Anfernee Simons with the hesitation and then drive for the dunk. Last year he would have pulled up from three. This entire team is attacking the basket more often. Trail 31-28, though. – 10:49 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings allow only 23 Blazers points in the first quarter.
The Blazers averaged 31.5 points per quarter (126 points per game) against Sac last season. – 10:44 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings lead the Blazers 24-23 at the end of the first quarter and they’re actually doing it with defense. Portland is shooting just 40.9% from the field and 16.7% from 3-point range with six turnovers. – 10:43 PM
Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Cody Zeller directing his teammates where to go offensively as this Blazer second unit still working out the kinks with McCollum running things to end the first quarter. Kings up 24-23 at the end of one – 10:43 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings take a 24-23 lead over the Trail Blazers into the second quarter in Portland. De’Aaron Fox with 10 points, Buddy Hield 6pts for Sac. Damian Lillard with 6 points for Portland. – 10:42 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Kings 24, Blazers 23: end of first quarter. 6 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds for @Damian Lillard. 4 points, 1 rebound for @CJ McCollum. POR shooting 41 percent, SAC 39 percent. – 10:41 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings lead the Blazers 24-23 after 1Q. Fox posted 10 points. Buddy Hield came off the bench to kick in 6 points. – 10:41 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Davion Mitchell already has CJ looking for bailout calls. – 10:40 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Blazers are definitely attacking the basket often. – 10:38 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Cody Zeller is bringing the energy. – 10:37 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
OKAY @CODYZELLER – 10:35 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Masked Cody Zeller with a poster dunk on Buddy Hield! – 10:35 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield attacking the rim is a good sight. – 10:33 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davion Mitchell makes his NBA debut. – 10:28 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings rookie Davion Mitchell about to check in and make his NBA debut. – 10:28 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield comes out firing. – 10:28 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings rookie Davion Mitchell is about to check into the game to make his NBA debut. – 10:27 PM
Jason Quick @jwquick
Nassir Little the first player off the bench for Portland. Replaces McCollum, moving Powell to shooting guard. – 10:26 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
First Blazer off the bench: Nassir Little… – 10:25 PM
Jason Quick @jwquick
Can’t remember an opening night in Portland with so many empty seats. This is with 7 minutes left in first quarter. pic.twitter.com/JrNESpQEc510:23 PM

Mike Richman @mikegrich
The Blazers could use … better vibes? – 10:22 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Fox with another triple. He’s up to 8 points. Kings lead 13-5. – 10:21 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Fox with his first three of the game to put the Kings up 13-5 with 7:16 to play in the first quarter, and that will bring Billups off the bench, timeout Portland. – 10:21 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Lots of good stuff on defense already and now the tough and-1 by Harrison Barnes. Kings up 10-3 early. – 10:19 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
10-3 Kings start including a couple forced turnovers. – 10:19 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Harrison Barnes powers through for the And-1. Kings up 10-3. – 10:18 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
First #Kings bucket of the season is a 3-pointer by De’Aaron Fox. – 10:17 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
De’Aaron Fox in person is crazy fast. Fastest guy since pre-injury John Wall. – 10:17 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Fox buries a three to open the season scoring for Sacramento. – 10:17 PM
Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
A De’Aaron Fox 3 is the Kings’ first bucket of the season. – 10:16 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
A De’Aaron Fox three is the first points of the Kings season. – 10:16 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Defense on display from the Kings in the season’s first possession – 10:16 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings season about to tip-off. I have the win total this season at 38.
More importantly, I’m looking forward to the 37th season of NBA basketball in Sacramento and beginning my 20th season of Kings coverage (gulp). – 10:14 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Damian Lillard just addressed the home fans prior to Blazers-Kings. #RipCity pic.twitter.com/0VdKPqiYKf10:09 PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
We’re carrying @wethreemusic‘s National Anthem performance live on the pregame show on @RipCityRadio620 in just a moment. #Blazers #OpeningNight10:04 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
From earlier:
MOST 1st QUARTER POINTS, Opening Night (since 1996)
24 Stephen Curry vs. NO, 10/27/15
22 CJ McCollum vs. NO, 10/28/15
20 Jaylen Brown tonight
19 Jalen Rose vs. NJ, 10/30/01
Celtic high was 13 by Pierce, 11/2/99 vs. TOR – 9:40 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings opening night starter vs. Trail Blazers:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Moe Harkless
C – Richaun Holmes – 9:32 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings starters vs. Blazers
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Moe Harkless
C – Richaun Holmes – 9:32 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings Starters:
PG: De’Aaron Fox
SG: Tyrese Haliburton
F: Harrison Barnes
F: Moe Harkless
C: Richaun Holmes – 9:31 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings open the season tonight in Portland. Give me your predictions on their win/loss record for this year. – 9:25 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton’s pregame media availability, where he stays mum on Marvin Bagley drama, keeps focus on his entire roster heading into tonight’s season opener vs. Trail Blazers.
FULL VIDEO: youtu.be/plyOLvradok pic.twitter.com/CazFBPHV4B9:18 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings Gameday Live: Updated with the latest news, notes and quotes, including Kings coach Luke Walton’s remarks on Marvin Bagley III’s situation, Davion Mitchell’s NBA debut and what he remembers about his own NBA debut for the Lakers on Oct. 28, 2003.
sacbee.com/article2551359…9:07 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
The #Blazers Pregame Show starts now on @RipCityRadio620 and the #DeschutesBrewery Trail Blazers Radio Network. #OpeningNight9:04 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Luke Walton had no interest in responding to the comments from Marvin Bagley’s agent. He’s focused on the Portland Trail Blazers, who the Kings open the season against later this evening. – 8:47 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Luke Walton says this Kings team is a tight group, they don’t concern themselves with outside issues, and it’s not difficult for them to deal with distractions. – 8:39 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Chauncey Billups says he’ll go with the same starting lineup of Lillard, McCollum, Powell, Covington, and Nurkic. Luke Walton declined to reveal his starting lineup for tonight’s game. – 8:34 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Luke Walton still won’t disclose his starting lineup for tonight’s season opener vs. the Blazers. – 8:33 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings coach Luke Walton said he doesn’t want to get into what happened yesterday with comments from Marvin Bagley’s agent, but says the team will need everyone over the long season. – 8:32 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Luke Walton wouldn’t get into Marvin Bagley’s agent’s statement. Is focused on the team and getting a win tonight. – 8:32 PM
Jason Quick @jwquick
Nassir Little, who has been nursing a sore hamstring, will be the only Blazers player who will have a minutes restriction tonight, coach Chauncey Billups said. – 8:21 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Chauncey Billups says Nassir Little’s minutes may be limited some tonight as he continues to get over a hamstring issue. Everyone else, aside from Tony Snell (Out-sprained right foot) is a full go for tonight’s season opener vs. Sacramento. #RipCity8:19 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Stacking Days: Will the Kings go 1-0 today against the Portland Trail Blazers? – 7:43 PM
Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
So I’m FINALLY getting around to tweeting this out myself. I appreciate @thekingsherald for bringing me on as a contributor. I just hope to add to what is already a great site for Kings coverage. I also appreciate all the love from you. #SacramentoProud
kingsherald.com/articles/sacra…7:26 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Blazers opened as -5 favorites over the Kings in tonight’s season opener. The line has moved to -6.5.
* Not financial advice – 6:28 PM
Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Latest for ⁦@HoopsPodNet⁩ talking about Jeff Schwartz’s statement on Marvin Bagley III, why his frustration has been about more than one client that was a King and why the Kings shouldn’t be promising Bagley playing time #tbpn podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rul…6:18 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
As we await the debut of Scottie Barnes, one of the weirdest lists of Raptors stats I’ve
ever dug up: Most points in a game by a Raptors rookie:
Charlie Villanueva
Marcus Camby
Marcus Camby
Vince Carter
Jalen Harris
Terence Davis
Exactly one of those names you’d expect to see. – 5:37 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
If De’Aaron Fox improves his free-throw and 3-point shooting, this could be the year he becomes an All-Star. If he reaches his potential as a defender, he could be the one who finally leads the Kings back to the playoffs. Thoughts, Kings fans?
Read more: sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…5:07 PM

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