4/1/14: Blazers at Lakers, Tuesday at 730PM Pacific

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Portland Trailblazers at Los Angeles Lakers

4/1/14

7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time

Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes (Los Angeles) National: TNT

Line: Los Angeles Lakers +8

2013-14 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 25-48, 14th in the Western Conference

Portland Trailblazers: 48-27, 5th in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other (2013-14 season):Teams are tied 1-1 versus each other this season

  • The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a surprising 115-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. The Suns had won 8 of their last 9 games before losing to the Lakers on Sunday.
  • This will be the first game of a back to back for the Lakers; they’ll play the Kings in Sacramento tomorrow night.
  • The Portland Trailblazers come in riding a 3 game winning streak and holding on to the 5th spot in the Western Conference, just 1 loss difference from the 6th seeded Golden State Warriors.
  • In the very competitive Western Conference, a team on pace to win over 50 games does not guarantee a playoff spot. While the Blazers are currently in the 5th seed, they are just 3 games ahead on the loss side of falling out of the playoff picture.
  • LaMarcus Aldridge of the Blazers is probable for tonight’s game as he is nursing a sore back.
  • The last time these 2 teams met, the Lakers put an end to Portland’s five-game winning streak with a 107-106 road victory on March 3. Pau Gasol led the team in scoring with 22 points and a Kent Bazemore alley-oop to Wesley Johnson put the Lakers ahead for good with just 6.9 seconds left in the game.

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