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Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Portland Trail Blazers
Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Portland Trail Blazers

The Lakers (12-26) fell to Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers (30-8) on Sunday. Here are five takeaways from their 106-94 loss at Staples Center: 1. Through two games this week against the Lakers, Lillard has averaged 36.5 points, with most of his points coming late in the game to carry his team to victory. "We played really tough, then Damian kind of takes over," Lakers Coach Byron Scott said after Sunday's game. "He just made some great shots. We tried to pressure him. We tried to trap him at times. He's just a heck of a player." Lillard's Blazers teammate LaMarcus Aldridge spoke highly of the guard after the game. "He's a...

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