Vlade Divac fueled a third-quarter run with 10 of his 16 points Friday night and the Los Angeles Lakers held Portland to 37 percent shooting in a 106-92 rout over the Trail Blazers.

Magic Johnson poured in 14 points, 19 assists and 7 rebounds and James Worthy scored 25 points for Los Angeles, which opened with a 10-0 run and never trailed.The win gave the Lakers a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is scheduled for Sunday at the Forum.

Portland, which averaged 114 points a game in the regular season - second in the NBA to Denver - managed just 8 field goals in each of the first three periods. Their 40 points before intermission matched their fewest ever in a postseason half.

Divac had just 4 rebounds in the first two games and came under fire from his teammates and Coach Mike Dunleavy to produce. This time he did, finishing with 7 rebounds.

Clyde Drexler's two free throws had Portland within 49-47 with 8:41 left in the third quarter, but Divac led Los Angeles on a 12-0 run. In the burst, the Yugoslavian center had a tip-in after his steal, a breakaway layup after his block of a Drexler shot and a hook to finish off the spree.

After his fast-break basket, Divac blew a kiss to the Laker bench while running back downcourt, and the sellout crowd of 17,505 went wild.

Divac hit 5 of 6 shots in the quarter for 10 points and also had 3 rebounds, 2 blocked shots and 1 steal in seven minutes. Worthy added 12 points and Los Angeles had a 70-59 bulge with 12 minutes left.

Sam Perkins then doomed any hopes of a Portland comeback when he scored 7 straight points in a 9-0 run. His fallaway jumper and free throw made the score 79-61 with 8:11 to play and the Trail Blazers were done.

Jerome Kersey led Portland with 19 points and Drexler had 18. Portland center Kevin Duckworth made 2 of 14 shots and scored just 5 points. Perkins finished with 18 points and Byron Scott added 14.

The Trail Blazers outrebounded Los Angeles 51-28 in their 109-98 victory in Game 2, but their advantage was only 48-40 Friday night.

With Portland missing its first eight shots and committing two turnovers on its first seven possessions, the Lakers raced to a 10-0 lead. The Trail Blazers wound up making just 8 of 27 shots in the opening period, but Drexler had 10 points and Los Angeles led by only 27-22.