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Carmelo Anthony no match for LeBron James, Lakers

Trail Blazers forward does very little to stop L.A. in blowout Friday night.

Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony complains to an official during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Moda Center. Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony was no match for LeBron James on Friday night. The Los Angeles Lakers took care of business in a blowout over the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center. Melo only managed 15 points in 32 minutes, while LeBron on the other side had 31 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for 54.75 DKFP, while teammate Anthony Davis ($9,600) has 39 points and 60.25 DKFP to lead all scorers.

Melo came just short of reaching his Over/Under point total of 15.5, which is a tough blow. James was able to smash his O/U of 26.5 on DraftKings Sportsbook. Anthony somehow won Western Conference Player of the Week last week, but has struggled a bit so far this week. He had 20 points against the Sacramento Kings in a win on Wednesday, but tonight’s performance left much to be desired. The Blazers drop to 9-14 on the season but are still not far off of the 8-seed in the West. Portland is back in action Sunday against the Thunder.