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Lakers ride huge 1st quarter past Blazers 103-92


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Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, Andrew Bynum had 14 points and 19 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers roared to a 30-point lead early in the second quarter before holding on for a 103-92 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Pau Gasol had 16 points and 12 rebounds in his first game since Bryant criticized the Lakers’ front office for allowing Gasol to dangle amid trade rumors.

Neither star appeared distracted by the Lakers’ latest off-court saga as Los Angeles reeled off a 37-4 run after Raymond  cheap dr dre beats  Felton’s game-opening 3-pointer for Portland.

LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum scored 18 points apiece but the Blazers couldn’t quite recover from the  dr dre headphone  lowest-scoring first quarter in club history, getting no closer than 10 points late in their fourth loss in six games.

The Lakers scored 21 consecutive points during that opening surge and went on to their 14th victory in the last 15 home games. One night after giving up a season-high 63 points in the first half of a discouraging loss at Phoenix, the Lakers yielded a season-low 30 to Portland.

Former Blazers guard Steve Blake hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points in his biggest offensive game  cheap monster beats  since joining the Lakers before last season.

Portland gradually trimmed the Lakers’ lead to 84-74 in the fourth quarter, but Bryant and Derek Fisher returned to the lineup and hit big shots. Lakers fans briefly chanted “World Peace! World Peace!” after Metta World Peace hit four of six free throws when Portland fouled him repeatedly in the final minutes.

The Lakers showed  dre headphone  no signs of disturbance after Bryant’s postgame rant in Phoenix one night earlier. Bryant said he wished general manager Mitch Kupchak would decide whether to trade Gasol, saying nearly three months of uncertainty and rumors are affecting the Spanish 7-footer’s play.

 

 

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