A huge night from
Young had the hot hand, scoring a season-high 40 points on 15-of-26 shooting, but the Lakers struggled defensively once again.
The Lakers were about as healthy as they've been all season, with
Behind Young, the next-highest Laker was Kent Bazemore, with 17 points.
Gasol had a quiet scoring night with just nine points while dishing seven assists. The Lakers shot 44.6% from the field and 44.0% from three-point range.
The Blazers also got double-digits from
Portland shot 46.5% from the field and 44.8% from behind the arc. Both teams combined to take 43 free throws, missing just five.
The Lakers (25-49) travel to Sacramento to play the
The Blazers took over in the third quarter, extending a lead to 12 before the Lakers closed the gap to eight.
The Lakers shot 43.7%, 50% (10-20) and 84.6% (11-13), respectively.
Kent Bazemore scored 13.
The Lakers pulled ahead in the second quarter, overcoming an early nine-point deficit to go up by as many as seven.
However, Portland, led by
The Lakers shot 52.2% from the field and 53.8% from three-point range, but still trailed Portland at halftime.
Portland shot 39.5% from the field but took 17 free throw attempts to the Lakers' eight.
The Lakers were almost fully healthy on Tuesday night, with
The Blazers too an early nine-point lead, but the Lakers rallied to close within two points after the first quarter.
Kent Bazemore led the Lakers with eight points. Nash scored five points with four assists in eight minutes as the Lakers shot 47.6% from the field.
Portland was led by
The Lakers (25-48) host the Portland Trail Blazers (48-27) on Tuesday night at
Portland has resurged, winning three straight after getting All-Star
Pau Gasol is expected to play after a bout of vertigo, starting alongside
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