Justin Jackson scored a career-high 35 points as the Los Angeles Kings held off the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 125-121 on Sunday.
Jackson, who was returning from injury, was 13 of 15 from the field and added nine rebounds and six assists.
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The Kings jumped out to a 30-22 lead in the first quarter and extended the lead to 18 points before Portland closed the gap to three points by halftime. Sacramento held a 102-94 advantage after three quarters.
Steven Adams finished with 25 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers, who have lost three straight. Portland shooting guard C.J. McCollum scored 19 points and Gary Payton II added 17 points.
Elsewhere in the NBA, Brooklyn (0-4) scored only one point in the fourth quarter of a 96-73 loss to Washington. The Wizards outscored the Nets by 14 points in the final 12 minutes.
Kyrie Irving scored 20 points and added seven assists to lead Boston (1-3) past visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 105-98. Rookie Marvin Bagley III had 18 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for the Cavaliers.
The Minnesota Timberwolves won by 22 against Cleveland at home. Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Derrick Rose scored 21 points, and Jimmy Butler scored 18 as the Timberwolves (2-1) rallied to beat the Cavs 116-103. After trailing by 10, the Timberwolves outscored Cleveland by 19 in the fourth quarter to close the game.
Australian Ben Simmons recorded 19 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists as Philadelphia beat Orlando, 119-102. A balanced game helped the 76ers (2-2) win without head coach Brett Brown for a second straight game after being hospitalized for a short illness. JJ Redick (15 points) and Robert Covington (13 points) both scored 16 points for the 76ers.