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The Portland Trail Blazers defeated reigning NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers 115-107 in a Monday away game, led by Damian Lillard with 31 points.

In addition to Lillard, Blazers shooting guards CJ McCollum and Gary Trent Jr. racked up at least 20 points each at L.A.’s Staples Center.

McCollum tallied 20 points and 11 assists, while Trent Jr. scored 28 points for the Blazers on 10/14 shooting.

The Lakers lost the game at home, with LeBron James racking up 29 points and 9 rebounds, with 6 assists.

Dennis Schroder scored 24 points for the Lakers.

Another Lakers superstar, Anthony Davis, had a “double-double,” producing 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Blazers have 2 wins and 1 loss, with the Lakers at 2-2 win/loss at the start of the season.

Grizzlies’ Morant hurt 

The Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant suffered a sprained left ankle injury playing against the Brooklyn Nets in New York City.

Morant, 21, was injured while blocking his opponent. He fell on his left ankle to exit the game in a wheelchair.

“Memphis Grizzlies injury report: Ja Morant (left ankle sprain) will not return,” Grizzlies PR said on Twitter.

The Grizzlies without Morant won over the Nets 116-111 in overtime.

Results

Atlanta Hawks – Detroit Pistons: 128-120

Brooklyn Nets – Memphis Grizzlies: 111-116

Oklahoma City Thunder – Utah Jazz: 109-110

Denver Nuggets – Houston Rockets: 124-111

Los Angeles Lakers – Portland Trail Blazers: 107-115

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