All things considered, that was a good half. After an LA run to start the game, an authoritative slam by LaMarcus Aldridge got the home team going. Aldridge spearheaded Portland's first-half attack with 18 points and 6 rebounds on 8-10 shooting.
Can the Blazers keep it going and beat the Lakers for the 10th time in their last 11 Rose Garden meetings? Discuss the second half here, and remember the usual gameday thread rules.