PORTLAND - Brandon Roy scored 29 points before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 109-77 victory over the struggling Sacramento Kings.
Playing with a splint on his injured right pinkie finger, Roy fell just short of scoring 30 points for the fourth straight game. The All-Star guard tore a tendon in his finger while scoring a career-high 38 against the Los Angeles Clippers last Friday.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, who stopped their longest skid of the season.
John Salmons had 16 of his 21 points in the first quarter for the Kings and he didn't score in the second half. Sacramento fell to 1-1 under interim coach Kenny Natt, who took over for the fired Reggie Theus on Monday. Francisco Garcia was the only other Sacramento player in double figures with 12 points on 2-of-8 shooting.
The Kings beat Minnesota 118-103 on Monday in Natt's coaching debut. But missing leader scorer Kevin Martin for the 17th straight game, the Kings lagged after a quick start.
Sacramento made eight of its first nine shots but finished at just 31 percent in its 11th loss in 13 games. Point guard Beno Udrih was just 2-of-10 shots and Jason Thompson was 2-of-9.
Salmons scored 14 of Sacramento's first 18 points and the Kings led by as many as eight in the first quarter. The Blazers went on a 16-4 run to take back the lead and they led 28-27 after the first quarter. Brad Miller's basket got the Kings within 39-37, but Roy scored Portland's next 11 points and Portland went into halftime up 54-42.
Playing for the second straight night, Sacramento looked tired in the second half. Missed shots added up and the Blazers pulled away, getting points from all 12 active players as the lead grew to 30 points and beyond.
The Blazers outrebounded the Kings 59-38. Aldridge (10), Greg Oden (10) and Joel Przybilla (14) each were in double figures in rebounds for Portland.