While 2020 half coach step injury, Davis and Hachimura carry team to close win. Anthony Davis had 30 points and 13 rebounds. Rui Hachimura scored 19 points, 8 in final 3 minutes.
LeBron James missed first game with bruised calf. Lakers overcame to beat Portland 116–110. Jerami Grant had 23 points for Blazers. Duop Reath scored 11 in NBA debut. Lakers also out without Jarred Vanderbilt and Gabe Vincent.
Blazers missing Malcolm Brogdon, Scott Henderson and Anfernee Simons. Austin Reaves added 18 points for Lakers. D’Angelo Russell had 11 points and 11 assists.
Cam Reddish scored 16 points in first half. Lakers led by 13 early in 4th but Blazers scored 12 straight. Hachimura and Reaves hit late free throws to seal win for Lakers.