Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Portland Trail Blazers (POR) vs the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) on November 7, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Moda Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers defeats the undermanned Los Angeles Lakers at the Moda Center, 105-90.
Damian Lillard recorded 25 points for the Trail Blazers before not returning to play for the fourth quarter. “Dame Dolla” shot 9-19 from the field while shooting 6-14 from outside the three-point arc. Despite the huge lead, McCollum only contributed seven points while shooting terribly as he went 3-15 from the floor while only hitting 1 of his ten attempts from beyond the three-point line.
Because of the absence of Anthony Davis within the paint, Jusuf Nurkic dominated the Lakers with 15 points and 17 huge boards while shooting perfectly on his six attempts.
Overall, the Trail Blazers’ largest lead throughout the game was 34 points, a margin that the Lakers were not able to narrow down for the rest of the game to make a big comeback. Moreover, the Trail Blazers crushed the Lakers with 42 total points in the third quarter alone.
Before the game, Lakers big man Anthony Davis was questionable to play because of his thumb strain. “The Brow” started for the Lakers, but only played for seven minutes and was not able to return to play due to stomach illness.
Carmelo Anthony led the team with 12 points against his former team while playing for 37 minutes. Malik Monk also tallied 13 points and was able to deliver three three-pointers.
Russell Westbrook was having one of those games where he is not having a great night in terms of converting his shots. In this game, Westbrook only converted one of his 13 attempts on the floor and that was a three-point shot. In addition, he also had six turnovers. At the end of the game, the beasty point guard only finished with eight points.
The star player of the Lakers, LeBron James, was not able to join the game because of an abdominal strain.
Trail Blazers vs Lakers
14-36; 22-15; 26-42; 28-12
Trail Blazers (105) – Lillard 25, Nurkic 15, Powell 13, Covington 12, Simons 10
Lakers (90) – Monk 13, Anthony 12, Howard 11, Doumbouya 10, Reaves 10