Derek Fisher
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Derek Fisher had nothing but good words to say about the Los Angeles Lakers after their victory over the Portland Trail Blazers (93-102).

Fisher praised the Lakers for their defense in the second half, with the defending champions limiting Portland to just 36 points.

Fisher, a Lakers and NBA legend, noted the team should be very aggressive defensively until Anthony Davis is back from his injury (calf strain).

Thanks to their win, the Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 23-11.