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Dennis Schroder received high praise from his Lakers teammate LeBron James for his performance against the Portland Trail Blazers.

James said Schroder significantly helped the Lakers against the Blazers, giving the defending champions ‘an automatic spark’.

Schroder returned to the Lakers lineup after missing the last four games, due to the Health and Safety protocols of the NBA.

He had 22 points (6/14 shooting) in 31 minutes of action, as the Lakers defeated the Blazers (93-102) to snap a four-game losing streak.