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SLIDESHOW: Blazers jump on, and ahead of, Kings


TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard of the Trail Blazers drives around Sacramento's Omri Casspi during Portland's rout of the Kings on Tuesday night at Moda Center.The Trail Blazers moved into the No. 8 (and potential playoff) spot in the NBA Western Conference on Tuesday night, jumping over the Sacramento Kings in the win-loss column and on the court.

Portland beat the Kings 112-97 at Moda Center.

The Blazers are 21-26; the Kings fell to 20-25 — even, but with Portland owning a slightly better win percentage, and both teams a half-game ahead of 19-25 Utah.