Harkless snaps Trail Blazers’ skid, top Lakers

first_imgPortland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APLOS ANGELES — 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 (Sunday Manila time).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.ADVERTISEMENT 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.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderHarkless 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. Read Next BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ 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.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Butler leads balanced Timberwolves past Suns 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities LATEST STORIESlast_img

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