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Wednesday 1 October 2014

NBA: LA Lakers' early blitz enough against Portland Trail Blazers

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Jamal Crawford #11 of the Portland Trail Blazers scores on a layup past Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center on February 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 103-92. 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. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Wesley Matthews #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers has his shot blocked by Andrew Goudelock #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers forcing a jump ball during the second half at Staples Center on February 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 103-92. 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. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers held a 30-point lead early in the second quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers last night before closing the game with a 103-92 victory.

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The win at LA's Staples Center takes the Lakers' home record to an impressive 14-2, although they now face a testing period with back-to-back games on the road against Dallas and Oklahoma City starting Wednesday in Dallas.

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