LeBron James, Lakers rally past the Blazers in Game 3

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LeBron James was dominant on both ends and led the Los Angeles Lakers to a big victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 (116-108).

The “King” flirted with the triple-double with 38 points (11/18 shooting), 12 rebounds and eight assists, while Anthony Davis added 29 points (11/18 shooting), 11 boards and eight assists for the winners.

On the other hand, the duo of Damian Lillard (34 points) and CJ McCollum (28 points) combined for 62 points for Portland, while Carmelo Anthony added 20 (13 of them in the third quarter).

Even though the Blazers were in front by four at halftime (53-57), the Lakers outscored their opponents 63-51 in the second half and sealed the deal.

Los Angeles leads the series 2-1, with Game 4 taking place on Monday.

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Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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