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Lakers Podcast: Why couldn't the Lakers close out against Portland?

From youth to the game’s officials, Los Angeles faced multiple problems on the road.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers were handed another close road loss on Thursday night, this time falling to the Portland Trail Blazers in a high-scoring battle of the league’s two worst defenses. But while Portland was able to get whatever shots they wanted down the stretch, the Lakers seemed to rush things.

Why has late-game execution been such an issue for the Lakers? Hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin discussed that on the latest episode of Locked on Lakers.

Later in the show, the two took viewer questions on the referees and whether or not the young Lakers can be superstars, and finished the show with the latest segment of #50ShadesofShade and the latest Harrison’s Hot Take.

As always, if you enjoy the show, you can find our iTunes channel here (and give us a nice rating if you’re so inclined), or you can listen to the podcast directly through Audioboom below. If you’re interested in advertising on the show, email Lastly, don’t forget to follow Harrison and Anthony on Twitter at @hmfaigen and @AnthonyIrwinLA:

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