Lakers vs Blazers score, takeaway: LeBron James flirts with triple-double, places LA at the top of the series


It seemed risky there for the first few quarters, but when the dust settled the Lakers escaped Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 116-108 win and a 2-1 lead in the series. After an excellent outing from Anthony Davis in Game 2, it was LeBron James who led the way in this game with 38 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. A clutch shot from Davis is what ultimately sealed the deal, and the Lakers are firmly in control of this series now.The Blazers, meanwhile, continue to look way too heavy to hang on to the No.1 seed. Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony and CJ McCollum gave them 80 points, but the bench generated just eight. . The decision to throw Hassan Whiteside didn’t work out either, with the Blazers ahead of nine points in his minutes. Portland has fought well, but with such a slim team, they just aren’t equipped to keep up with the Lakers right now.


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