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Portland Trail Blazers blow most of 20-point lead, but hold on for 114-108 win over Lakers

  • Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson, right, goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson, right, goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Portland Trail Blazers forward Dorell Wright, left, and Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Portland Trail Blazers forward Dorell Wright, left, and Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young, left, puts up a shot as Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Freeland, of England, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young, left, puts up a shot as Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Freeland, of England, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers blew most of a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-108 Sunday night for their 12th victory in 13 games.

Damian Lillard had 26 points and nine assists, and Wesley Matthews scored 17 points for the Blazers, whose 11-game winning streak ended four days earlier in Phoenix.

Portland returned from its holiday break with its first road victory over the Lakers in seven tries since April 11, 2010, but only after the undermanned Lakers rallied within one point in a harrowing fourth quarter.

Xavier Henry scored 27 points and Jodie Meeks added 20 for the Lakers, who had won five of six to climb above .500 for the first time this season.