LeBron James posted 31 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 136-113 victory against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night at Moda Center. After the game, Carmelo Anthony shared his thoughts on facing off LeBron James for the 34th time:

“It was good. It’s always fun going against him, playing against him in Year 17 for both of us. Being able to compete against one another at this level, and in now our 17th year, you can’t ask for more than that.

I seriously didn’t think about basketball, to be honest with you. It was kind of hard to think about basketball and going up against guys and things like that. It was kind of hard to,” Anthony said, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.