PORTLAND, Oregon –Damian Lillard scored 28 points as the Portland Trailblazers won its 18th straight home opener to extend an NBA record. Sharp shooter Nik Stauskas came off the bench to score 24 for Portland, which honored their late great owner Paul Allen.
There was moment of silence before the game and tributes to Allen throughout the night.
“Everybody talks about his philanthropy throughout the years, and what he’s done. When people started writing about it, and listing all the things and all his accomplishments and the impact on millions and millions of people, and the environment, the earth and everything — it’s hard to put into context, the magnitude,” said Trailblazers Stotts.
Allen co-founder of Microsoft died Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65.
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— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) 19 oktober 2018
Lebron James who signed a four-year, $153 million deal with the Lakers as a free agent in the offseason — scored 26 points and 12 rebounds, in the 128-119 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night.
Josh Hart had 20 points off the bench for the Lakers who shot just 7 of 30 3-point attempts.
The Lakers will face the Houston Rockets on Saturday at the Staples Center.
The Blazers host the Spurs on Saturday.
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