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NEWS BRIEFS

Attorney General Forms Hate Crime Task Force

The task force will study hate-motivated crimes and review existing legal protections for victims ...

Portland Art Museum Celebrates Art Museum Day with Free Admission on May 25

Portland Art Museum joins art museums across North America, with great works of art and public programs ...

June Key Delta Community Center Hosts May Week ’18 Health Fair May 26

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Mississippi Avenue Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, May 22, 10 percent of proceeds from participating Mississippi Ave. businesses will go to SEI ...

The Latest: 3 injured in hit-and-crash in downtown Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on hit-and-crash in Portland, Oregon (all times local):11:20 a.m.Police say three women have been injured in a hit-and-run crash near Portland State University.Portland police Sgt. Chris Burley say the vehicle hit the women while they were on a sidewalk...

Hit-and-run driver strikes pedestrians in downtown Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say paramedics are tending to "multiple patients" after a hit-and-run driver struck pedestrians in downtown Portland.Portland Fire and Rescue says the crash happened Friday morning near Portland State University.Police have not said how many people have been...

Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.Nkechi Diallo, known as Rachel Dolezal before she legally changed her name in 2016, was charged this week...

The highest-paid CEOs by state

Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than jumi billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30....

OPINION

Racism After Graduation May Just Be What's on the Menu

Dr. Julianne Malveaux says that for our young millennials, racism is inevitable ...

Prime Minister Netanyahu Shows Limits of Israel’s Democracy

Bill Fletcher, Jr. on racial politics in Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s uneven treatment of African immigrants ...

Golfing While Black Is Not a Crime

Grandview Golf Club asks five Black women to leave for golfing too slow ...

Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis discusses the DTU Journalism Fellowship & Scholarship Program ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.Nkechi Diallo, known as Rachel Dolezal before she legally changed her name in 2016, was charged this week...

Students hand back in yearbook after racial slur is pictured

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Students at a coastal Georgia high school are being asked to hand back in their yearbooks after a racial slur made for some bad memories.The Savannah-Chatham County school district tells news outlets that the publisher has recalled the Windsor Forest High School yearbook...

Column: Jack Johnson's biggest crime was being black

Jack Johnson's biggest crime was being an unrepentant black man who beat up white men for a living.High-flying and flamboyant, he refused to live by the unwritten rules of American society in the early 1900s. That made him a target, and that eventually cost him his freedom after being convicted of...

ENTERTAINMENT

Famed chef Mario Batali's Vegas Strip restaurants will close

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mario Batali's three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group partner Joe Bastianich sent a letter to nearly 300 workers...

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local):11:40 a.m.Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn't have time to read the books he brought with him.The film mogul carried three...

Weinstein faces sex charges amid #MeToo reckoning

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs.His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

For CEOs, .7 million a year is just middle of the pack

NEW YORK (AP) — Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year,...

Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed...

Police: Suspected restaurant gunman had no criminal record

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before...

Putin says US exit from Iran deal could trigger instability

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that the U.S. exit from the...

Explosion at Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

TORONTO (AP) — An explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant where children...

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of...

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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