Lakers: LeBron James, Thomas Bryant Lead LA To Unreal Comeback Win Over Portland

It's LA's first win at Moda Center since December 2019. It was a game of runs tonight, but luckily your Los Angeles Lakers' run won out. After falling down by 25 points

at halftime, LA mounted an insane rally in the second half, eventually passing and later surpassing the Portland Trail Blazers, in Portland, for a 121-112 win, the team's first

victory at Moda Center since December 2019. In the contest's first quarter, the ageless wonder that is Year 20 LeBron James (that's just what I'm going to call him from now

on) got cooking early, scoring 12 points to power LA to a 33-26 start. Los Angeles and Portland traded blows for the first few minutes of the second quarter -- until Patrick

Beverley started talking smack to Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard while the latter was taking free throws. Their beef seemed to propel Portland, which proceeded to close out

the quarter on a 33-8 run. Jerami Grant kicked off the fun with a triple: Damian Lillard kept it going with a bevy of treys, including one from nearly the half court

mark: The Trail Blazers closed out the half up 25 points, 71-46. That's right: LA scored just 13 points in the second frame. Never fear, though LA fans. If you need a

spoiler to stay enticed, try this on for size: the Lakers' worst second quarter in franchise history led to their biggest comeback victory of the year. The Lakers responded

with a terrific third quarter of their own, narrowing the gap to just five points heading into the fourth. After a fairly dormant second quarter (he scored a quiet-for-him five

points in that frame), James got back to dominating fools in the third, playing an efficient game predicated on drives.