SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 27 (Ticker) -- The Sacramento Kings played great team basketball to extend their home winning streak. If they want to make a playoff push, they will have to do that on the road.

Kevin Martin scored a career-high 25 points to lead six players in double figures and the Kings had 33 assists in their 10th straight home victory, a 115-91 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Sacramento (25-30) has climbed out of an early season hole to get within 2 1/2 games of the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Kings have not missed the playoffs since 1998.

"We've been playing really hard at home and guys have been stepping up," Kings forward Ron Artest said. "Kevin stepped up again. We just need to bring this intensity with us on the road. I think we'll be fine on this trip as long as we play hard."

"We have to go on the road and win," Martin said. "This road trip is going to determine if we make it to the playoffs or not. Now we just have to take it on the road, like our fans are behind it."

However, the Kings, who are just 7-19 away from home, embark on a five-game Eastern Conference road trip beginning Wednesday.

Monday's affair proved to be a great going-away party as Sacramento quickly jumped on Portland, which has lost six straight and 10 of its last 11.

A second-year shooting guard, Martin scored 13 points in the opening period as the Kings took a 30-26 lead despite allowing the Trail Blazers to shoot 60 percent (12-of-20) from the field.

"Mike (Bibby) got me involved in the game early," Martin said. "He threw me a couple of passes and once I get a couple of hoops and then the crowd gets going, it gets me more involved and it just makes it easier for everybody."

Sacramento took control on the second quarter as it closed the half with a 24-12 burst, building a 60-45 lead. Brad Miller, who had 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, scored nine points during the charge.

"I don't want to make much of this game," Blazers coach Nate McMillan said. "We cannot come in here and have a few guys play hard and other guys not giving the effort."

Mike Bibby also scored 16 points and handed out seven assists while Artest added 12 and eight for the Kings, who led by as many as 27 points in the second half and never were threatened at any point after the break.

"When we are clicking on the offensive end, making shots, you get your teammates involved," Artest said. "That's what I was trying to do tonight."

"It was a good win," said former Trail Blazer Shareef Abdur-Rahim, who scored 15 points. "Anytime you can go out and beat a team pretty well, it's fun."

Brian Skinner, who was traded from Sacramento to Portland as part of a four-team, nine-player deal Thursday, scored a season-high 17 points for the Blazers, who have the West's worst record (18-37).

Skinner was critical of Sacramento's coaching staff, complaining that his limited playing time had little to do with his talent.

"I have an opportunity to play in Portland," said Skinner, who averaged just over 11 minutes a game with the Kings. "It was politics in terms of who was going to play and who wasn't going to play. You have to deal with that and go through it. You can't really complain about it ... that's not going to change anything."