Lakers and Kyle Kuzma will host Blazers At STAPLES Center. The Blazers are coming off a 125-112 home win over the Houston Rockets. Trevor Ariza contributed 21 points (9-of-14 FG). Hassan Whiteside contributed 15 points (6-of-9 FG), 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. Damian Lillard contributed 36 points (11-of-21 shooting), 11 assists and 10 rebounds.
Will Anthony Davis replicate his monstrous 31 point performance in the last games loss to the Philadelphia 76ers? The Lakers have won 2 out of the 2 games between these teams. The Lakers have outscored 2 times out of the previous 2 matchups between the teams. Both are expected to be mostly healthy.
The Lakers are much better at defense than the Blazers; the Lakers rank No. 3 in steals, while the Blazers rank just No. 30.
It will be interesting if fatigue will be a factor, the Blazers are coming off a back-to-back but the Lakers are well-rested playing their last game 5 days ago. The Lakers next couple of matchups are away vs SAC, home vs SAS, home vs HOU. Get all the Lakers tickets at TickPick, where smart fans buy tickets. Tickets start at 258 dollars to Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center.