Los Angeles was victimized for 24 points and 11 rebounds by LaMarcus Aldridge as the Trail Blazers defeated the Lakers 93-86 in NBA action on Friday.
Bettors who backed the Trail Blazers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 3 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 185.5.
Portland got 19 points from Gerald Wallace and another 18 points from Wesley Matthews. Andre Miller contributed 13 assists, while Gerald Wallace cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 24 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing cause and another 14 points from Ron Artest. Kobe Bryant contributed 4 assists for the Lakers, while Lamar Odom had 14 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Portland were victorious, as the score was 53-47 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 52 boards, while Portland only had 41.
Next game, Portland takes its act home to face Memphis looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Oklahoma City.