Stoudamire and Co. Get Cheeks First Win
aREDMOND, Ore., Oct. 12 (AP) -- Damon Stoudamire
scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Sacramento Kings 107-104 victory Friday night.
New Portland coach Maurice Cheeks earned his first NBA preseason victory in three tries.
Stoudamire made 10 of 15 shots as the Blazers outscored Sacramento 20-6 down the stretch.
added 19 points, his most since joining the Blazers before last season, and Ruben Patterson
had 19 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Steve Kerr
, traded from San Antonio in the Steve Smith
deal, added 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting.
scored 18 points to lead the Kings.
The Blazers shot under 42 percent in exhibition losses to Memphis and Utah, but improved to 53 percent Friday night.