LOS ANGELES (AP) _ There will be no celebration in Los Angeles. Not yet, anyway.

Scottie Pippen and the rest of the Portland Trail Blazers stunned the Lakers with a 96-88 victory Tuesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference finals.

With Los Angeles up 3-2, the series shifts back to Portland for Game 6 on Friday night.

The Lakers lost two in a row at home for the first time all season. A team so poised and confident in their weekend sweep in Portland might have been a safe bet to clinch its first trip to the NBA Finals since 1991 with a homecourt victory.

But Portland never trailed. Despite dislocating his left ring finger late in the first quarter, Pippen had 22 points, six steals and four blocked shots. In the process, Pippen broke Michael Jordan's record for career playoff steals with 380. Jordan's record was 376.

Rasheed Wallace was just 7-for-21 from the field, but scored 22 points, including seven of eight free throws, and grabbed 10 rebounds. Steve Smith added 13 points, and Arvydas Sabonis 12. Two reserves who barely caused a ripple in the series, Brian Grant and Detlef Schrempf, added nine each.

Shaquille O'Neal did his best to make it the big night everyone expected with 31 points and 21 rebounds. Ron Harper added 14 points.

But Kobe Bryant made only four of 13 shots, scored 17 points and committed six turnovers before fouling out with 4:45 to play. Glen Rice was 1-for-8 from the field and 0-for-5 from 3-point range, finishing with four points.

The Lakers were just 6-for-27 from 3-point range and shot 38 percent from the field.

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