Blazers 91, Lakers 88

Pau Gasol didn’t mince words after the Lakers bungled today’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers by missing late free throws and fouling a guy trying an off-balance 3-pointer in the dying seconds. Here’s how the 7-foot center described the Lakers: “We are not playing as well as we were last year. We are more banged up than we were last year. We had Andrew Bynum out (because of a knee injury), but we have guys struggling with injuries and we are trying to get them back in the game. We all want to be healthy for that last run.”