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Lakers vs. Trail Blazers Final Score: Damian Lillard torches the Lakers in 107-93 loss

The Lakers kept it competitive but Damian Lillard controlled the game for Portland.

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The Los Angeles Lakers played a competitive game against the Portland Trail Blazers, but Damian Lillard picked apart their defense in a 107-93 loss. Lillard racked up a career-high 13 assists to go with 30 points, having his way with the Lakers' backcourt all night. The Trail Blazers ran it up and down on the Lakers, scoring 18 fastbreak points to the Lakers' two.

D'Angelo Russell had a solid game before tweaking his left ankle. He tallied up 13 points, five assists and four rebounds before suffering a mild left ankle sprain, but clearly looked bothered once he returned in the fourth quarter. It's good that the injury wasn't anything major, and getting some extended time off after their game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday is a plus. D'Angelo added on just one assist and five rebounds once he returned from getting his ankle taped.

Julius Randle tacked on another double-double to his season, pulling down 13 rebounds to go with his 13 points. Jordan Clarkson continues putting in points for the Lakers' backcourt, scoring 19 points and making three of his five three-point attempts. Kobe Bryant's struggles from deep continued through the night. He missed all five of his three-point attempts and ended the night with 18 points on just 6-of-22 shooting. Bryant started the game scoring all of the Lakers' points but he couldn't get anything to drop as the game carried on.

The Lakers are off Monday, then they'll try to avoid being on the wrong side of history against the Warriors. Should they lose, they'll be the team that Golden State defeats to complete the best start in NBA history at 16-0.

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