Portland Trailblazers at Los Angeles Lakers
10:30 PM Eastern time / 7:30 PM Pacific time
Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA League pass Local: Fox Sports West (Directv 692)
Line: Los Angeles Lakers -9
Portland Trailblazers: 22-25 (12th Western conference)
Los Angeles Lakers: 29-18 (3rd Western conference)
Record vs. each other: Tied 1-1
Players of interest:
Portland Trailblazers: Lamarcus Aldridge
Indiana Pacers: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum
Why you want to watch:
- Ramon Sessions will start his first game as a Los Angeles Laker and his first start since March 2nd, 2012.
- Sessions is averging 12 points and 6 assist in his 4 games as a Los Angeles Laker. He is also shooting 57% from the field in those 4 games.
- The Lakers beat the Trailblazers in their last meeting on February 2nd, 103-92 in Staples.
- The Blazers are 2-2 since trading Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby.
- Nicolas Batum had 24 points on 9 for 15 shooting in a win against Memphis last night.
- The Blazers are just 3 1/2 games from the 8th and final playoff spot.
– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”