The new LeBron James’s era in the Los Angeles Lakers began with the loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on the road (119-128).
James started his game with the spectacular dunk and scored 18 points in the first half of the match. Overall, “The King” posted 26 points, grabbed 12 boards and made 6 assists in 36 minutes of action. He went 8-of-16 on shooting from the field. Josh Hart and Brandon Ingram contributed 20 and 16, respectively. The six Lakers players had the double-digit scoring.
On the other hand, Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 28 points and 6 rebounds, Nick Stauskas posted 24 points, including 5 3-pointers, C.J. McCollum added 21 points.