The three-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers have a record of 0-2 -- 29th best among the 29 NBA teams.
Losing for the second time in as many nights, the Lakers also got a scare Wednesday when Kobe Bryant took a hard fall in the first half and sat out for several minutes. Bryant returned and had 25 points, but Los Angeles lost 102-90 at Portland.
Of the five teams that have already played two games, the Lakers are the only one with an 0-2 record.
In other games, Chicago beat Boston 99-96, Indiana beat Houston 91-82; Toronto defeated Washington 74-68; Philadelphia edged Milwaukee 95-93; New Jersey beat Atlanta 105-94; Orlando beat Miami 100-86; Detroit beat New York 86-77; Dallas beat Memphis 119-108; Minnesota beat Denver 83-77; New Orleans beat Utah 100-75; Cleveland hold off the Los Angeles Clippers 98-96; Golden State beat San Antonio 106-98; and Seattle beat Phoenix 86-73.
At Indianapolis, Yao Ming failed to score, had two rebounds, was whistled for three fouls and made little impact in his regular-season debut for Houston.
Jermaine O'Neal scored 24 points and Ron Artest added 20 for Indiana, which overcame a career-high 39 points from Houston's Steve Francis
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