LOS ANGELES, CA – The Portland Trail Blazers had their four-game winning streak come to an end in Los Angeles Wednesday night against the Lakers. LeBron James and company had the hot shooting touch and cruised by the Blazers 126-117.
James gave Los Angeles the momentum going into the locker room. He made back-to-back three-pointers to give the Lakers a 59-55 advantage at the halftime break. James led all scorers with 44 points. He added 10 rebounds for a double-double and had nine assists.
Damian Lillard nearly had a triple-double for Portland. He scored 31 points, dished out 11 assists, and grabbed eight rebounds. CJ McCollum added 23 points, but Portland’s bench had a low-scoring night with just 18 points.
Portland reserve guard Seth Curry left the game in the first half with a knee injury. He did not return to the game and his status is uncertain for Portland’s next game.
The Blazers continue a six-game road trip with stop number two on Friday. Portland visits the Minnesota Timberwolves at 5 p.m.