PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had eight points and 12 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers extended the Los Angeles Lakers’ road losing streak to a franchise-record 11 games with a 102-86 victory Wednesday night.
Wesley Matthews added 20 points for the Blazers, who won their second straight before heading into the All-Star break.READ MORE: Shiloh Tabernacle Church Apostle Puredi Hillary Arrested In Investigation Into Continual Sexual Abuse Of Young Girl
It was the sixth overall loss for the struggling Lakers, who trailed by as many as 23 points. Los Angeles was hurt late in the third quarter when Nick Young appeared to hurt his left ankle on a jumper and did not return.
Mired in second-to-last place in the Western Conference, the Lakers’ road losing streak began in Portland with a 98-94 loss on Jan. 5.
Wayne Ellington led Los Angeles with 16 points and eight rebounds.
The Blazers also won the previous two meetings with the Lakers this year and four straight overall. All of those wins have come with Kobe Bryant sitting out because of injuries.
Portland, coming off a 109-98 victory at Houston, was without center Chris Kaman because of a sprained right ankle.
The Blazers jumped out to a 30-20 lead in the first quarter and stayed in front for the rest of the game. Nicolas Batum’s 20-foot jumper off a pass from Aldridge gave Portland a 50-39 lead and the Blazers went to the break ahead 54-46.READ MORE: Indicted Trump Ally Thomas Barrack Granted $250 Million Bond, Ordered To Wear GPS Monitoring Bracelet
Portland extended the lead in the third quarter to 77-56 following Wesley Matthews’ 3-pointer and a fast-break layup from Aldridge.
Lillard finished with 15 points and eight assists, becoming the only NBA player to score in double figures in all of his team’s games this season. He and Aldridge sat for the fourth quarter.
Trail Blazers: Team owner Paul Allen and general manager Neil Olshey presented Aldridge and Lillard with their All-Star jerseys before the game. … It was Aldridge’s 27th double-double of the season.
Lakers: Coach Byron Scott suggested before the game that the best way to stop Portland’s Aldridge was to lock him in the locker room. … Scott also joked that he’s not really buying Nick Young’s assertion that a dolphin tried to drown him on a snorkeling excursion with girlfriend Iggy Azalea in Cabo San Lucas. Azalea posted on Twitter that Young was afraid of dolphins, and the matter took on a life of its own from there.
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The Trail Blazers visit the Jazz on Feb. 20.