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Fernandez fell hard under the basket, on both his elbow and his hip. He remained prone on the court for more than 10 tense minutes before being taken from the court on a stretcher.
A skirmish broke out among the two teams and Ariza was ejected. The Blazers were assessed a pair of technical fouls.
The Blazers went flat after Fernandez went out, and the Lakers closed the gap to 89-73 midway through the fourth quarter.
But the Blazers wouldn't let Los Angeles get any closer. Roy sealed it with a statement dunk with 2:58 left that made it 106-79. Afterward, he chest bumped his teammates.
The Blazers remained without Greg Oden, who hasn't played since the All-Star break because of a bone chip in his knee. The 7-foot center is expected to be reevaluated this week.
Notes: The Lakers also beat the Blazers in the season opener for both teams, 96-76. ... The Lakers' 38 points in the first half were a season low. ... The Blazers normally play a snippet of "I Love L.A." whenever LaMarcus Aldridge scores, but replaced it Monday night for obvious reasons. ... The Lakers play nine of their next 12 away from home. ... Roy did not play because of a sore hamstring when the two teams last met -- a 100-86 Lakers' victory in Los Angeles on Jan. 4.
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