Recap: Lakers continue their road winning streak, beating the Trail Blazers 136-113

PORTLAND, OR – DECEMBER 6: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers high-five during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 6, 2019 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers won tonight in convincing fashion, highlighted by them scoring the most points they’ve had in a first half this season at 77. Ultimately, the team prevailed 136-113, beating the Portland Trail Blazers for another road victory. Their only road loss continues to essentially be a technicality, as it came against the home team Los Angeles Clippers opening night.

Here’s our recap of the game.

The Lakers might not have traded enough for Anthony Davis

The big man from Chicago was an absolute monster on both ends tonight but was especially dominant on the offensive end. He racked up 39 points (in 32 minutes) on 12-for-21 shooting, showing off some sweet moves in the post, some monstrous dunks, all while making Anthony Tolliver wish he didn’t suit up tonight.

As I said, Davis continues to provide his case for Defensive Player of the Year on the court, having three blocks and two steals tonight.

LeBron James having a typical LeBron James night while clowning all over the floor

The King had himself a normal LeBron James night. Dropping 31 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds.

The most enjoyment I personally got throughout the game from LeBron, however, were his antics while he was off the court. Including the following when he fell after a foul and was a little more dramatic than he needed to be.

Or here, when LeBron James knocked down an employee at the stadium, only to run right back and pick her right back up and talk to her.

Or when LeBron and the rest of the Lakers bench were mobbing Anthony Davis after his four-point play.

The #WashedKing is still a kid at heart.

Rajon Rondo leaves and doesn’t return

We’re going to have to wait until tomorrow at the earliest to get more context on Rajon Rondo’s injury and its severity. If he’s out for some time, it’ll be the second time in this young season that he’s missed time as he missed the first nine games with a calf strain. It’ll be a shame if he has to miss some time especially with how well he’s played lately. In fact, Rajon Rondo was averaging the best percentage from three on the Lakers going into tonight, at 50.0%.

The Lakers will finally be back home at the Staples Center for their next game. In two days, they’ll take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in their Sunday whites. We’ll see you then!

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