The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers in a close one, 107-106. Los Angeles (21-39) has won just three of its last 10 games.
Pau Gasol scored 22 points on 10-20 shooting. Other top performers for Los Angeles were Wesley Johnson with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Kent Bazemore with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the loss, LaMarcus Aldridge put up 21 points for Portland on 9-19 shooting from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line. Robin Lopez contributed 19 points and 16 rebounds and Nicolas Batum finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
This defeat means an end to a five-game winning streak for Portland, pushing their record to 41-19 for the year.
Coming up, the Lakers play the New Orleans Pelicans, who are 23-37 on the season. The Trail Blazers go up against the Atlanta Hawks, currently sitting at 26-32 this year. The Lakers have a 1-1 record against New Orleans this season.