Randolph, Trail Blazers top Lakers
Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Zach Randolph posted 36 points and 10
rebounds, as the Portland Trail Blazers started a three-game homestand with a
101-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Rose Garden.
Jarrett Jack scored 12 points for the Trail Blazers, who have won two of
three. Stephen Graham had 11 points and Jamaal Magloire added 11 rebounds.
Kobe Bryant netted 32 points for the Lakers, who have lost two of three. Luke
Walton scored a career-high 22 points and Lamar Odom added 11 points.
Bryant scored a layup and a free throw for a 93-86 LA deficit with 1:41 left
in the fourth, however Graham responded with a three-pointer to seal the win.
The Blazers edged a 25-23 first-quarter lead. Portland then finished the
second on a 15-3 run snapped by a Bryant layup at the buzzer, and led 55-49 at
After Bryant hit a jumper 19 seconds into the second half, Portland went on an
11-2 run capped by an Ime Udoka jumper with 6:57 left to play. The Blazers led
78-69 heading into the fourth, in which they outscored the Lakers by two
points to preserve the win.
Randolph scored 35 points in Portland’s 102-89 loss to the LA Clippers on
Monday…Last season, the Lakers and Trail Blazers split four contests. The
Lakers have lost four straight after winning their last two at Portland.