Friday, Feb. 26: Lakers 102, Trail Blazers 93
The skinny: LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers dealt the Trail Blazers their fourth consecutive loss Friday in Los Angeles.
James had 28 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and three blocked shots in the 102-93 L.A. win, which ended the Lakers' four-game losing streak.
Damian Lillard hit five 3-pointers and had 35 points for the Blazers (18-14), who lost all three games on their road trip.
The Blazers shot .386 from the field, including .297 from the 3-point line (11 of 37).
Gary Trent Jr. went 2 of 11 on 3-pointers and added 19 points and Enes Kanter had 11 points and 17 rebounds.
Dennis Schroder added 22 points for the Lakers, who shot just .420 from the field (.259 on 3-pointers, 7 of 27), but they outscored the Blazers 52-30 in the paint, 23-13 on the fast break and 22-8 on points off turnovers. Montrezl Harrell added 17 points.
The Lakers (23-11) played another game without Anthony Davis.
Quotable: "The Lakers did a really good job of being aggressive on us, creating turnovers in the third quarter," said coach Terry Stotts. The Lakers took control of the game, outscoring Portland 31-19 in the third quarter.
Next up: The Blazers return to the Moda Center for their final three games before the NBA All-Star Game break. They play Charlotte at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Charlotte has one of the NBA's best rookies in LaMelo Ball, as well as standouts Terry Rozier and Gordon Hayward.
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