The Lakers got a 37-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Los Angeles handed Portland a 106-101 defeat on Wednesday at Rose Garden.
The Lakers were a 2.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 191.5.
Los Angeles got 24 points from Ron Artest and another 18 points from Pau Gasol. Kobe Bryant contributed 6 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
Portland got 29 points from LaMarcus Aldridge in a losing cause and another 22 points from Wesley Matthews. Andre Miller contributed 8 assists for the Trail Blazers, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 14 rebounds.
Los Angeles trailed at halftime, 47-41.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 39 boards, while Portland only had 38.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Portland, they head home to face Denver.