Coming off a tough victory over the Indiana Pacers, the Los Angeles Lakers were afforded no breaks as they head to Portland to face the Trail Blazers. Portland has the second-best record in the Western Conference and is led by their all-stars, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge. A tough task was made even tougher as the Lakers were without Kobe Bryant (rest) and Wesley Johnson (hip). Check out the highlights:
"My hands is hot" – Jordan Hill after making all three attempts, including two jumpers. Lakers lead 8-7 early.
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) January 6, 2015
After nearly losing the ball in the backcourt, Nick Young just made a 39-footer to beat the shot clock. Because of course he did.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) January 6, 2015
Game Score: Lakers 23, Trail Blazers 24
Despite B2B blocks by Chris Kaman on Ed Davis, LAL end up w/a corner 3 from Ellington, plus another J from Hill to tie the game at 43.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 6, 2015
Game Score: Lakers 45, Trail Blazers 47
When Jordan Hill is on – he's a machine – just not on that often
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) January 6, 2015
Price gives it up to Davis, who throws it down to give L.A. the 67-59 lead.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 6, 2015
Game Score: Lakers 73, Trail Blazers 70
— FEAR LA™ (@FEAR_LA) January 6, 2015
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