A huge night from Nick Young wasn't enough as the Lakers fell on Tuesday night to the Portland Trail Blazers, 124-112.
Young had the hot hand, scoring a season-high 40 points on 15-of-26 shooting, but the Lakers struggled defensively once again.
The Lakers were about as healthy as they've been all season, with Pau Gasol returning from a bout of vertigo that knocked him out for over a week. Steve Nash (back) logged 22 minutes, hitting a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists in 22 minutes.
Xavier Henry (knee) even played 13 minutes, although he didn't score.
Behind Young, the next-highest Laker was Kent Bazemore, with 17 points. Chris Kaman added 12, starting alongside Gasol for just the fourth time this season with the team losing three.
Gasol had a quiet scoring night with just nine points while dishing seven assists. The Lakers shot 44.6% from the field and 44.0% from three-point range.
The Blazers also got double-digits from Nicolas Batum (16 points, along with seven assists), Robin Lopez (10 points and 10 rebounds) and Wesley Matthews (10 points with six assists). Aldridge had a game-high 15 rebounds.
Portland shot 46.5% from the field and 44.8% from behind the arc. Both teams combined to take 43 free throws, missing just five.
The Blazers took over in the third quarter, extending a lead to 12 before the Lakers closed the gap to eight.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard both scored 23 points. Nicolas Batum chipped in 16 points with five assists as Portland Shot 42.7% from the field, 40% from three-point range (8-20) and 90.5% from the line (90.5%).
The Lakers shot 43.7%, 50% (10-20) and 84.6% (11-13), respectively.
Steve Nash was able to play in the third quarter, despite a first-half ankle sprain. He led the game with eight assists while adding 10 points on 16 1/2 minutes.
Kent Bazemore scored 13. Chris Kaman led the Lakers with six rebounds, along with 10 points.