06-19-2018  3:13 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Community Forum: How Does Law Enforcement Interact With Vulnerable Populations?

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MRG Foundation Announces Spring 2018 Grantees

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CareOregon Awards $250,000 for Housing Projects

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Colorado to adopt California's stricter car pollution rules

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Protesters on round-the-clock vigil at Oregon ICE facility

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Woman shot to death in Snohomish-area home, man arrested

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say 45-year-old woman was shot to death northeast of Seattle in her Snohomish-area home and a man believed to be her husband has been arrested.The Seattle Times reports a man called 911 around 9 p.m. Monday and reported that someone had been hurt in his...

Colorado to adopt California's stricter car pollution rules

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OPINION

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What Happened? Assessing the Singapore Summit

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Redlining Settlement Fails to Provide Strong Penalties

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5 Lessons on Peace I Learned from My Cat Soleil

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AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black.Brown's attorney Mark...

Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive information including partial Social Security numbers from nearly a thousand state...

California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry.The legislation would...

ENTERTAINMENT

CBS' '60 Minutes' gathers audience week by week

NEW YORK (AP) — The newsmagazine "60 Minutes" was not television's most popular program this year, but for the 11th consecutive season it had more people who watched at least once during the year than any other non-sports show on TV.The Nielsen company's cumulative measurement of programs...

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Birthplace of singer, activist Nina Simone to be preserved

TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that was the birthplace of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone now has the protection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.The trust said in a news release Tuesday that it will develop and find a new use...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

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Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

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Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria

AL-BAB, Syria (AP) — A newly paved road links the Turkish town of Elbeyli to the Syrian town of al-Bab,...

London police say short circuit caused minor subway blast

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Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) points to the bench after hitting a three-point shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard says part of his job is recognizing when a teammate is hot. CJ McCollum certainly was against the Lakers.
McCollum had 28 points to complement Lillard's 29 and the Portland Trail Blazers handed Los Angeles its fifth straight loss with a 108-96 victory on Saturday night.

"I think we all understand that CJ is a guy that can run off a bunch of points at a time," Lillard said. "At the start of the game, we saw him hit that first one and so I tried to just keep calling plays and in transition keep finding him."

 

 

McCollum scored Portland's first nine points and led all players with 19 points in the first half.

 

The Blazers have won three of their last four games after a six-game losing streak, and they've got seven straight victories against the Lakers, including a 107-93 win in Los Angeles last Sunday.

Kobe Bryant scored 21 points in the Lakers' seventh straight road loss. Jordan Clarkson added 19.
Afterward, McCollum and Bryant shared some words, with both men smiling. McCollum said later that Bryant had inspired him as a kid.

"I told him I just appreciated what he's done for the game," McCollum said.

The Blazers led by as many as 17 points in the first half but the Lakers closed within five in the third quarter.

McCollum's jumper put Portland up 90-78 early in the fourth and the Blazers kept the Lakers from making up much ground down the stretch. His 3-pointer with 2:27 left gave the Blazers a 104-93 lead.

The Blazers welcomed back Meyers Leonard, who missed seven games with a dislocated left shoulder. The 7-foot-1 forward was averaging 12.3 points and 5.8 rebounds in the four games before his injury.

Leonard came off the bench and finished with seven points and six rebounds in 22 minutes.

The Lakers were playing the first of a back-to-back. They host the Pacers on Sunday before embarking on an eight-game road trip.

Bryant, playing in possibly his last season, was averaging 15.2 points going into the game, shooting just 31.1 percent from the field and 19.5 percent from 3-point range. He was 7 of 20 from the field Saturday and 1 of 5 on 3-point attempts.

Coach Byron Scott suggested in recent days that he may tinker with his starting lineup. He stayed with his regulars against the Blazers, and Los Angeles fell behind 27-14 in the opening quarter after Lillard hit a 3-pointer.

Leonard hit a 3-pointer to put the Blazers up 49-34, but the Lakers closed the gap with a 7-0 run capped by Julius Randle's mid-range jumper and free throw that made it 49-42.

Bryant crashed to the floor after a layup with about 2 minutes to go in the first half and appeared to clutch his back when he got up, but he stayed in the game following a timeout.

He played 34 minutes, and both he and Scott said they'd wait to see how he felt before making a decision against the Pacers on Sunday.

"It's tough," Bryant said. "After almost 20 years it's tough. The legs aren't what they used to be. But I just continue to fight through and take the opportunities when they are there."

The Blazers led 60-46 at the break following McCollum's 3-pointer. McCollum led all players with 19 points.

Los Angeles narrowed the margin again, pulling within 70-65 midway through the third quarter after D'Angelo Russell's free throws. Lillard's 3-pointer and a free throw stretched the lead back to 80-70.

TIP-INS
Lakers: Los Angeles was playing without guard Lou Williams because of personal reasons. He is likely to miss Sunday's game, too, Scott said before the game. ... The Lakers are 0-8 against the Western Conference.

Trail Blazers: Lillard had scored at least 30 points in four of his previous six games against the Lakers. ... Lillard has 13 games with 20 or more points and five or more assists. ... Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Tim Meadows was in the crowd.

HIGH PRAISE
Bryant took time to praise Lillard and McCollum: "Dame is one of the best players in the league. He's a fantastic player and McCollum is growing at an extremely rapid pace. This seems like a breakout year for him."

STREAK LIVES
With his 21 points on Saturday, Bryant has scored 20 or more in each of his last 23 games in Portland.

UP NEXT
Lakers: Host Indiana on Sunday.
Trail Blazers: Visit the Clippers on Monday.

 

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