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Gameday Thread: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Second half)

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Led by LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, the Blazers had a solid first half. The score was tied at halftime.

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In the first quarter, the Blazers came out relaxed and ready to play. On offense at least. On defense, there was effort, but it's a work in progress. LaMarcus Aldridge looked fully healed, and Damian Lillard looked solid. The Blazers opened a small early lead behind Aldridge's 10 points, and nicely distributed scoring from there. The Blazers led 25-21 after the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, Adam Morrison hit a few early shots to help push the Blazer lead to 8. The Laker reserves slowly but steadily led a comeback, cutting the lead to 3 at the 6:00 mark. The Blazers' shooting went cold, and Meeks gave the Lakers the lead with less than 5 minutes left. Damian Lillard took over late to give the Blazers a short lead, and the score was tied at halftime.

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