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Harkless leads Trail Blazers to 95-92 win over Lakers

Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball ga...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball shoots between Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, and center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an...
Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless reaches for a loose ball during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Ange...
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, shoots next to Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during the second half of an NBA basketball game ...
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Ang...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, right, collides with Portland Trail Blazers guard Pat Connaughton during the first half of an NBA basketball game ...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, fouls Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in L...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer, right, shoots around Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harklessm during the first half of an NBA basketb...
Portland Trail Blazers center Zach Collins, left, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the second half of an NBA basketbal...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer, middle, passes between Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless, left, and guard CJ Wilcox during the ...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball dunks against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday,...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr., left, is fouled by Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball g...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson shoots around Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los ...

Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball ga...

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball shoots between Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, and center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an...

Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless reaches for a loose ball during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Ange...

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, shoots next to Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during the second half of an NBA basketball game ...

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Ang...

Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, right, collides with Portland Trail Blazers guard Pat Connaughton during the first half of an NBA basketball game ...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, fouls Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in L...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer, right, shoots around Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harklessm during the first half of an NBA basketb...

Portland Trail Blazers center Zach Collins, left, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the second half of an NBA basketbal...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer, middle, passes between Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless, left, and guard CJ Wilcox during the ...

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball dunks against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday,...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr., left, is fouled by Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball g...

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson shoots around Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los ...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maurice Harkless completed a go-ahead three-point play with 21.4 seconds remaining and the Portland Trail Blazers ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 95-92 on Saturday night.

Harkless, who scored the final four points for the Blazers and finished with 22, made a jump shot through contact after Lonzo Ball hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 91 with 1:45 remaining. Shabazz Napier added 21 points and CJ McCollum had 17 for Portland, which played without injured star Damian Lillard.

Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Clarkson each scored 18 for the Lakers, who were missing ailing forward Brandon Ingram. Ball had 10 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists, and Josh Hart added 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a 3 with seven seconds remaining for Los Angeles.

Harkless and Zach Collins combined for the Blazers' first 11 points to open the fourth quarter, with Collins' turnaround leaner putting Portland ahead 74-73 with 10:17 left.

Portland used a 10-2 run over the final 1:38 of the third quarter to tie the game. Napier hit a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds left to make it 70-all and missed a shot at the buzzer after stealing the ball from Julius Randle.

Both offenses perked up in the second quarter, with the Blazers shooting 52.2 percent (12 for 23) and the Lakers not far behind at 47.6 percent (10 of 21). The Lakers held a 49-44 lead at halftime despite McCollum and Napier combining for 17 points in the second after making all seven shots from the field.

Randle had just checked into the game when he inadvertently backhanded Jusuf Nurkic in the face on a layup. Nurkic was down on the court for several minutes holding his face.

Nurkic had four points, two rebounds and one assist before exiting, but did not score again despite returning late in the second quarter.

TIP-INS

Trail Blazers: Lillard missed his second straight game with a strained right hamstring. ... F Noah Vonleh was inactive with a right hand injury.

Lakers: Ingram didn't play because of a bruised right quadriceps and tendinitis in his left quadriceps. ... C Brook Lopez missed his third consecutive game with a sprained right ankle.

UP NEXT

Trail Blazers: Host the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.

Lakers: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.

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Updated : 2021-01-18 19:40 GMT+08:00