The Los Angeles Lakers dread seeing the Portland Trail Blazers. For the second time in a week, the Blazers demonstrated why they’re the better team, demolishing the Lakers in the second half for a relatively easy victory. Portland picked up their defensive intensity, outscoring Los Angeles 23-12 in the third quarter, then pulling ahead by 20 points in the fourth. The game was such a blowout, Jake Layman started scoring on the Lakers by the end.
You might wonder what sealed tonight’s win. Well, let’s show you a little Moe Harkless. Cover the eyes of any Laker fans in the room.
The Blazers spread the scoring around tonight, and were led by CJ McCollum, Harkless, and Damian Lillard. Ed Davis and Al-Farouq Aminu played strong supporting roles.
CJ McCollum scores 15 first half points:
The rest of the highlights:
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The Blazers head to the airport to brave the Portland snowstorm, likely landing after 1:00 am for a 7:00 pm tilt against the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Korvers.