"They got a little hot," Lakers forward Julius Randle said. "Guys made shots and we struggled all day offensively. It's tough."
Blazers beat Lakers 97-81, tie Denver for final spot in West →
"I was a Kobe fan," said Randle, who grew up in the Dallas area. "I hated Dirk growing up. As I got older and wiser, obviously, I was really able to appreciate his greatness."
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