Memphis still leads the league in points allowed per game (90.0 ppg).
Sacramento is in the thick of playing 13 of 16 games on the road and still has seven of eight games to play away from California's capital city.
Thomas has been a big help as of late for the Kings, averaging 19.4 ppg in the last five games. He has 20-plus points in three of those contests.
Sacramento is 5-21 away from home and winless in four straight on the road.
The Kings have lost the first two meetings of the season with Memphis and nine of the past 11 matchups overall. They are also winless in the last six trips to FedEx Forum.
James has set a franchise record with five straight games with at least 30 points and 60 percent shooting from the floor. He joined Hall of Famers Adrian Dantley and Moses Malone as the only NBA players to score that many points and shoot at least 60 percent five straight times.
James had 32 points and Dwyane Wade recorded 30 versus the Lakers, while Chris Bosh posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards for the Heat, who have won five straight and 10 of 12 games. Miami also has ripped off seven straight wins at home and is 22-3 in south Florida.
The Blazers held James to 15 points in a 92-90 victory on Jan. 10 this season from the Rose Garden. Portland has won seven of the past 10 meetings with Miami, and the last four encounters in south Florida.
After Tuesday's game with Portland, the Heat will embark on a four-game road swing against Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia. Miami, which is 18-5 against the West this season, is just one win away from 1,000 in team history, going 999-969 (.508).
Nicolas Batum contributed 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Portland, which has dropped three in a row and four of six games.
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