Halftime: Lakers 54, Blazers 48

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ron Artest moved from small forward to shooting guard and Lamar Odom went from sixth man to starting small forward because Kobe Bryant sat out because of a sprained left ankle. Artest scored 11 points in the first half, hitting a pair of 3-pointers in the closing seconds. Odom had six points and eight rebounds. Shannon Brown led the Lakers with 14 points in a reserve role. LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 12 points.

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