Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - What a difference a day makes.
Kobe Bryant, just 24 hours after expressing his displeasure regarding the
Lakers' handling of star forward Pau Gasol, was all smiles after scoring 28
points in Los Angeles' 103-92 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on
Gasol, mired in trade talks throughout the season, totaled 16 points and 12
rebounds, while Andrew Bynum added 14 and 19 in the win, the Lakers' fourth in
Steve Blake scored 14 of his 17 points in a first half that saw the hosts lead
by as many as 30. The Blazers' comeback ultimately came up short and they fell
for the fourth time in six games.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum paced Portland with 18 points apiece.
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