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Without LeBron James, Lakers put away Blazers


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Published November 13,2023


Anthony Davis scored 30 factors with 13 rebounds, Rui Hachimura added 19 factors and the Los Angeles Lakers earned a 116-110 victory Sunday over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.

Cam Reddish and Austin Reaves every added 18 factors for Los Angeles within the second recreation with Reddish in Reaves’ former beginning spot. The Lakers overcame the absence of LeBron James, who sat out for the primary time this season with a left calf contusion.

D’Angelo Russell had 11 factors with 11 assists for Los Angeles, which gained simply 3 times within the first eight video games however has delivered back-to-back wins with an adjusted beginning lineup.

Jerami Grant scored 23 factors, together with 15 within the fourth quarter, and Shaedon Sharp added 19 for the shorthanded Trail Blazers. Skylar Mays had 15 factors with 12 assists for Portland, whereas Matisse Thybulle had 14 factors and Deandre Ayton added 12.

Portland was with out Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring), Scoot Henderson (ankle) and Anfernee Simons (thumb). Robert Williams III (knee) is out for the season.

The roller-coaster Trail Blazers misplaced their first three video games, gained their subsequent three and are on one other three-game skid.

The Blazers led 57-56 at halftime and went up 61-56 early within the third quarter earlier than the Lakers took cost. Los Angeles went on a 15-2 run within the third to take an 81-70 lead with 3:41 left within the interval and went into the fourth quarter with a 91-80 benefit.

Portland didn’t wait lengthy to get again into the sport, pulling to inside a degree at 93-92 with 8:44 remaining after a 3-pointer from Grant. Los Angeles went up 102-94 earlier than the Blazers put collectively a 7-0 run to drag inside a degree once more at 102-101 on one other Grant 3-pointer with 5:03 left.

With the sport nonetheless tight down the stretch, baskets by Davis and Hachimura gave the Lakers a 112-106 lead with 1:19 remaining and Los Angeles sealed the victory with 4 free throws within the closing 16 seconds.


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