NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers lost for the second time in their opening four games of the new season as Damian Lillard inspired the Portland Trail Blazers to a 115-107 victory.
The Lakers, playing for the second time in as many nights, led 85-84 going into the final quarter at Staples Center.
But Lillard’s 31 points were supported by 28 from Gary Trent Jr as Portland made it two wins from three matches.
“I thought we came out with great energy,” said Lakers coach Frank Vogel.
“When they made their runs we weren’t able to sustain the energy we began the game with.” (BBC)