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James has 26-12 in debut, Blazers win

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) LeBron James\' debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss.

He finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

James insisted the new-look Lakers were going to be a work in progress.

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