reported that the Sacramento Kings lost 97-83 to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Trail Blazers played a very solid game as a team, shooting 42.1 percent from the field, 40.9 percent from three, and 72.7 percent from the charity stripe. Caleb Swanigan was able to grab 12 rebounds last night which helped Portland outrebound the Kings 48-39. Sacramento Kings fans need not take this loss seriously as George Hill, Zach Randolph, Vince Carter, and De'Aaron Fox did not play in last night's game.

Justin Jackson scores a team-high of 16 points

Justin Jackson led the Sacramento Kings last night in points against the Portland Trail Blazers.

He contributed 16 points, two rebounds, one assist, and one block. He shot 50 percent from the field, 50 percent from beyond the arc, and 100 percent from the Free Throw Line. A lot of veteran players did not play for the Sacramento Kings, which led to Justin Jackson playing 27 minutes last night.

Labissiere and Mason scores 13 points apiece

Along with Justin Jackson, Skal Labissiere and Frank Mason also had a decent game. Labissiere contributed 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 36 minutes. He went 6-of-13 from the field, 0-of-1 from beyond the arc, and 1-of-1 from the charity stripe. While Frank Mason contributed 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists. He shot 57.1 percent from the field, 100 percent from beyond the arc, and 100 percent from the free throw line.

With the Sacramento Kings in full rebuild mode, Labissiere and Mason will have lots of chances to play big minutes this upcoming NBA season.

Jusuf Nurkic grabs seven rebounds

Jusuf Nurkic was a big reason why the Portland Trail Blazers got the win last night. He contributed 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in roughly 29 minutes of gameplay.

He went 5-of-13 from the field and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe. Jusuf Nurkic has to step up and help CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard this upcoming season. The west is getting really strong, and the only way for Portland to make the playoffs is if Nurkic can continue to play well consistently.

Damian Lillard does a bit of everything

Damian Lillard had a great all-around performance last night against the Sacramento Kings. He contributed 14 points, three rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 29 minutes of gameplay. He shot 37.5 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc, and 87.5 percent from the charity stripe. Lillard continues to show that he is one of the best scoring point guards in the NBA at present.