Sacramento 75, Portland 74 (F)

LAS VEGAS, July 15Jason Thompson’s and-one bucket in overtime lifted the Sacramento Kings over the Portland Trail Blazers, 75-74, in the last game of the day inside the COX Pavilion at the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS.

Sacramento’s leading scorer was Quincy Douby with 24 points. He was supported by Thompson and his 17 points off the bench.

“We are trying to get wins,” Douby said. “I know it’s just summer league, but I still want to win and to have a winning attitude.”

The opening stanza featured an 11-0 run by Sacramento, however that was immediately followed by a 12-0 run by Portland to close out the final few minutes of the quarter to make the score 19-15.

Portland guard Jerryd Bayless was the only player at halftime to score in double figures with 14 points, including 11 in the first quarter.

The Kings came out of the locker room and took control of the third quarter behind Douby who scored 14 points in the period and gave Sacramento a 58-50 lead.

The fourth quarter was tight the rest of the way after Portland started off with a 12-2 run. The Kings were up two with 30 seconds to play, but Douby was unsuccessful in converting two free-throws to put the game away. Bayless came down and nailed a tough jumper to send it to overtime. After baskets were exchanged in overtime, Thompson converted a three-point play with 12.7 seconds left was enough to put away the Blazers.

Portland got another great performance from Bayless, who scored a game high 26 points. His backcourt mate Petteri Koponen turned in a solid game with 18 points of his own.

Notes: The Kings square off against the Mavericks in Wednesday’s second game inside COX Pavilion and the Blazers will face the Timberwolves in Thursday’s last game at COX Pavilion.