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Robin Lopez is not happy the refs started the game before he could get his shoe on. Stotts was also not happy.
32 fast-break points for the Lakers. Nuts.
Fast-break points advantage for Lakers now a see-it-to-believe-it 32-6
Kent Bazemore has made 30 three-pointers this season. 12 have come in six games with Lakers.
Man… that five or six-point Laker lead has looked a lot bigger than it is. Portland not getting enough stops to pick up ground
Blazers transition D hasn't been this bad in quite some time.
Aldridge just got his signature defensive strip on post-ups done to him by Ryan Kelly of all people.
Finally, at the start of the 4th Q, we have our first "Beat LA" chant at the Moda Center.
One more reminder -- Talkin' Ball starts immediately after the game on CSN, followed tonight by the premiere of Blazer Pulse -- your show!
And we have a Beat LA chant.
Seven of Robin Lopez's 12 rebounds are on offensive end.
Batum's gotten pretty good at drawing fouls on jumpshots. Seems like he's had a lot more of those this year.
Old timers used to call those "draw shots" … trying to draw a foul call with your shot
Lakers have committed 9 turnovers in this quarter.
The 3rd quarter has been a Spike Lee movie. Do The Wright Thing.
Nicolas Batum has 10 rebounds, his second consecutive double-digit game after getting career-high 16 Saturday vs. Denver.
Steph Bazemore tonight. 4-5 from three.
What a zoo...
Cue Yackaty Sax…
There's a lot happening right now. Mostly the Blazers not getting back on defense.
Blazers usually pass the ball pretty well… not tonight, though
Pau is going to tweet something very nice in English and Spanish after the game about the game against Robin Lopez tonight.
Blazers in need of an entire package of RoLo's
S/O to the guy wearing an Eddie Jones Lakers jersey. Everybody has the Kobe ones.
If it's unclear the last tweet is in a Kesha voice
It's the second half, they're losing to the LAKERS. They better score, and get some stops.
RoLo is playing so well, the halftime "Quick Change" act guy switched into a RoLo jersey during his performance.
FANS -- don't forget, right after Talkin' Ball tonight, Blazer Pulse for a full hour. Your chance to be heard!
Blazers down 63-56 at halftime. Aldridge has 17 and 3 rebounds. RoLo with 13 points and 9 boards. Jodie Meeks has 13, Pau Gasol has 12.
Last few games here have been sleepy for long stretches. This one is fun -- up and down, big swings, crowd into it.
Blazers finish half outshooting the Lakers 51-44 percent. And trail 63-56
Remember those last 5 games when the Blazers had the best D in the league? I don't either. They need to be better in the 2nd half.
Blazers now at 52 percent and down by 9
Jodie Bryant in full effect.
Jodie Meeks just crushed one on Nicolas Batum. Who's going to be next?
The nation of France has not had a good day. Jodie Meeks just packed it on Batum.
Man, those Lakers are flying around the court. Once they gather the rebound, they're off to the races. Blazers can't keep up right now.
You think your team is a fast-breaking team? Think it runs? Watch the Lakers and see a real running team
Lillard has taken only three shots so far… 1-3… why only 3, I ask?
And, now the Lakers lead is down to 4.
Uh, Mo… you really can't double-team one pass away from the ball
Lopez challenging T-Rob for dunk of the season with that one.
Robin Lopez demolished Robert Sacre with that dunk. It was nasty!!!
Meet Robin Lopez, scorer
RIP SACRE BLEU AU REVOIR
Marshon Brooks turnover which requires the accompanying Marshon Brooks face http://t.co/6uBaZfkAe0
A travel was called. In an NBA game. Who would have thought.
Lakers, the worst rebounding team in the NBA, leads the board battle 18-10
The early leading candidate for Portland's all-opponent team tonight, Will Barton, checks back into the game
That's what CJ can do. Get buckets.
Lakers lead fast-break points 13-0 and points in paint 16-6
Stotts now about to send Barton back in. Not sure for whom.
Stotts is giving The Thrill another shot it looks like.
Lakers have scored 13 fastbreak points, have 16 points in the paint and taken an amazing 34 shots.
Well, probably the worst quarter the Blazers have had this season. They trail 33-20 to the Lakers at home.
Like the man himself said, not every game is going to be perfect. But when you're down 15 you can't afford to make those mistakes.
Will Barton is playing his way back to the end of the bench
Will Barton lets his man go backdoor for the bucket twice in a row. Stotts won't stand for it as he calls for CJ McCollum.
And Will Barton might have just lost his spot after that last blown assignment. CJ McCollum checking in.
Blazers at 50 percent from the field and down 15
Blazes 1-5 from 3, 1-5 from FT.
Lakers have 9 more field-goal attempts than Blazers and have hit 3 of 4 from 3-point range
This is a heck of a pace. Lakers have jacked up 24 shots, making 13, and there's still 2:54 left in first.
Lakers have nothing to lose. They're playing free. Sooner rather than later, you know they'll cool off. But they're bringing it thus far.
Blazers call a 20 with 2:54 to go in the first quarter, trailing 29-15. And now full timeout as Portland ponders its level of embarrassment
Terry Stotts a little upset about what he's watching right now.
It's 27-15 Lakers… Blazers are as bad so far as they've looked al year… credit the Lakers