C Willie Cauley-Stein came off the bench and scored a season-high 22 points and made a free throw with 3.4 seconds left to seal his team’s 86-82 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. He added 10 rebounds.
PG Buddy Hield suffered a sprained ankle when he appeared to step on a shoe with 6:52 remaining in the final quarter. He is doubtful for Saturday’s rematch between the two teams in Portland.
F Bojan Bogdanovic has made 30 of 59 3-point shots in the last 11 games after going 3 of 15 (20 percent) in the first five games.
F Vince Carter has missed five straight games for Sacramento, because of kidney stones. The NBA’s oldest active player has averaged only 12 minutes a game, scoring 2.6 points, in the nine games he has played.
C Kosta Koufos scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench in a win over Portland.