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Damian Lillard exploded for 32 points and sank the game-winning 3-pointer, and the Portland Trail Blazers escaped the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 113-110 on Thursday.
Lillard also finished with six rebounds and five assists, and went 14-of-14 on free throws.
Jusuf Nurkic added 28 points and CJ McCollum scored 22, as the Trail Blazers improved to 5-4.
Meanwhile, hyped Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball took two shots, missed both, and went scoreless in 28 minutes.
Brook Lopez scored 27 to lead the Lakers (3-5) and rookie Kyle Kuzma added 22. Rookie guard Josh Hart had 14 off the bench.