ESPN: Though the Trail Blazers are out of the playoffs, that doesn’t mean they’re going quietly.
With the crowd at the Rose Garden chanting “Beat L.A!” Portland held off the Los Angeles Lakers 112-103 on Tuesday night.
Brandon Roy scored 23 points and matched his career high with 12 assists for Portland, which snapped a five-game losing streak. LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Channing Frye, starting in place of injured center Joel Przybilla, had a season-high 22 points and 11 rebounds.
“Coach said, ‘Go out and play with attitude and try to mess with some things in the West,’ and we did that tonight,” Roy said.
The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the playoff-bound Lakers, fighting to finish atop the Pacific Division. They need three wins — or three Phoenix losses — to take the division for the first time since 2004. The Suns beat the Memphis Grizzlies 127-113 earlier Tuesday night.