November 3, 2017, 1:44 am
Brook Lopez scored a team-high 27 points for the Lakers in their 110-113 loss to the Blazers on Thursday night.
Welcome to the 2017-18 season, Mr. Lopez! Finally! Lopez owners breathed a collective sigh of relief with this performance. He scored efficiently, making 9-of-15 shots from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He also added a trey, three boards and a block for the night. This is closer to the Brook Lopez that owners were hoping to see after investing an early middle-round pick on him on draft day. With any luck, he’s shaken off those off-season cobwebs and is ready to get down to business after this solid game.