The Blazers reserves edged the Lakers 109-106 in overtime Tuesday night at Staples Center.
Russell and his fellow guards had no luck containing Damian Lillard. The 2012-13 Rookie of the Year put on a preseason version of his typical excellence against the Lakers, scoring 30 points in 27 minutes by shooting 10-of-17 from the field and 6-of-9 on triples. Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 15 points and Nick Young added 14 points off the bench.
Despite sitting out the fourth quarter and overtime, Lillard showed all he needed to, torching Los Angeles for 13 points in the first quarter and 15 straight for the Blazers in the third.