Los Angeles vs Portland Wrap - Portland Wins 116-106
Nicolas Batum went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds leading Portland over Los Angeles, 116-106, on Wednesday at Rose Garden.
Portland won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 192.5.
Portland got 23 points from Damian Lillard and another 22 points from Wesley Matthews. Damian Lillard contributed 11 assists, while J.J. Hickson cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 33 points from Dwight Howard in a losing cause and another 30 points from Kobe Bryant. Dwight Howard contributed 5 assists for the Lakers, while Dwight Howard had 14 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers hit the break leading 62-57 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 45 boards, while Portland only had 30.
Next game, Portland takes its act on the road to face Oklahoma City looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Los Angeles.