After exploding with a 33-point first quarter, the Lakers saw their lead gradually shrink until the Blazers took their first lead since of the second half with 34.6 seconds left on a
The Blazers had one final chance to score but the Lakers suffocated Lillard defensively and his three-point attempt didn't fall.
The Lakers win their second-straight game, improving to 21-39 on the season.
The Lakers shot 45.7% from the field, but turned the ball over 17 times. After an 8-1 offensive rebounding advantage through the first quarter, the Lakers gave up a 19-4 advantage on the offensive glass through the final three periods.
The Blazers shot 44.8% from the field with 20 turnovers.
The Lakers went small against the Blazers.
The Lakers return home to host the
The Lakers still lead after three quarters, but barely.
Portland out-scored the Lakers, 28-24, in the third quarter led by
The Lakers were led by
The Lakers shot 47.9% from the field. The Blazers shot 45.9%, along with 13 turnovers. Portland made up for the Lakers' early 8-1 advantage on the offensive glass, finishing the third up 12-10 for the game.
The Lakers held onto their lead in Portland, although the Trail Blazers managed to whittle it down to seven.
Portland shot 51.1% from the field, but it still trailed the Lakers 63-56 heading into the break.
The Lakers shot 44.8% from the field and 45.5% from three-point range (5-11). Portland turned the ball over nine times while the Lakers had just four miscues.
The Lakers gave the Trail Blazers all they could handle through the first quarter in Portland, pulling ahead by 13 after 12 minutes.
The Blazers were led by
Portland shot 47.1% from the field, getting out-rebounded by the Lakers by seven (17-10) -- the difference entirely on the offensive glass (8-1).
The Lakers (12-39) will look to establish a two-game winning streak Monday night when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers (41-18).
All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge returned Saturday from a groin injury that had him sidelined since Feb. 12.
The Lakers expect to have
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