Lakers Returned to Winning Ways After 4 Straight Losses

Kyle Kuzma at the Sports Illustrated Third Annual Fashionable 50 in 2018. Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock (9760702h)

The Los Angeles Lakers have snapped their 4-game losing streak Saturday night with a comfortable win over the Trail Blazers in Portland. The Lakers managed to win the first 3 quarters, with the last one ending in a 25-25 tie. Once again, the main Lakers duo Antony Davis and Lebron James both scored a total of 41 points, right behind Kyle Kuzma who scored season-high 24 points in 30 minutes. 

Lebron James found his teammates 16 times, going above his season rating of 11.0 assists per game, remaining on top in this category. The new Lakers star Antony Davis played 36 minutes and scored 20 points with 9 rebounds and 5 assists. 

Portland’s superstar Damian Lillard was the man of the match by scoring 31 points with 9 assists. Hassan Whiteside once again played a wonderful match, adding 19 points and 16 rebounds. Cj McCollum had 18 points in 38 minutes, not enough to help Lillard and Whiteside against Lebron and Davis. The Lakers won this match thanks to the good shooting from the field (51.6%) and the tough defense. Portland consolidated in the end but the game finished 120-128 in favor of the Lakers.