The Blazers continued their hot streak, they accumulate four consecutive victories, during its visit to the Staples to bend without major complications (112-124) a few Lakers in which reappeared Pau Gasol and Steve Nash. Damian Lillard (34 points and eight rebounds) and LaMarcus Aldridge (31 points and 15 rebounds) could make shadow a huge Nick Young, who, starting from the bench, got their second-best mark in the NBA (first since that is the Lakers player) by scoring 40 points with a series of 15/26 shots of field (with 6/13 into triples).
“I just felt good, had good pace… and went on a roll,” said after the clash the protagonist of the evening, who said he will withdraw the shoes with which played between jokes.
With the victory, the Blazers (in which Claver played just 37 seconds) virtually to certify their presence in the playoffs with an advantage of four parties and a half on the Mavericks, ninth following its loss to the Warriors in the extension.
The Lakers withstood options until the third quarter. Thereafter, the Blazers were able to tie the win and win the visitor number 23 in the stronghold of the angels this season. The new defeat, one more and they will reach the 50, it was not the only bad news of the D’Antoni, who saw as Nash had to leave the meeting before its conclusion. The Canadian base got a double-double by signing 10 points and 10 assists.
For his part, Pau Gasol, who reappeared after suffering vertigo problems ten days ago, returned as a holder. The Spanish played 28 minutes in which scored nine points, handed out seven assists and captured four rebounds. Home, he formed with Chris Kaman inside partner.