The Blazers beat the Lakers in Portland on Monday, 98-94 -- a close game despite the Lakers playing without
This time the Blazers are playing on consecutive nights, after beating the
The Lakers will also play without
The Lakers contained the Blazers for most of Monday's game, until
The Portland guard shot 12 for 21 from the field while hitting 11 of 13 free throws and four of eight three-pointers.
Lin is coming off one of his most well-rounded games, scoring 18 points with six assists, four steals and two blocks in the Lakers' win over the Magic on Friday, 101-84.
The Lakers did a solid job on the Blazers' starters outside of Lillard (
Through most of the game, the Lakers kept pace or out-played the Blazers, but Leonard helped keep his team close before Lillard stepped in to close it out.
The Lakers have a real chance to beat the Blazers on Sunday, but there's a reason why Portland has the second-best record in the Western Conference.