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Lakers @ Blazers Live Game Thread

The LA Lakers (11-23) visit the Portland Trail Blazers (26-8) tonight at the Moda Center. Tip off is set for 7:00 pm PST.

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Tonight, the Lakers will play against the Trail Blazers in their first back to back of 2015. The Lakers and Blazers are in opposite positions in the Western Conference. While the Lakers are 2nd to last, the Blazers are in 2nd place, only behind the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers will be without Kobe Bryant (rest) & Wesley Johnson (hip flexor), while Steve Nash & Julius Randle have been ruled out for the season. For a more in depth summary of tonight's match up, check out the game preview: Lakers @ Blazers Preview. Here are tonight's projected starters:

Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers
PG Ronnie Price
Damian Lillard
SG Wayne Ellington Wesley Matthews
SF Ryan Kelly Nicolas Batum
PF Ed Davis LaMarcus Aldridge
C Jordan Hill
Chris Kaman

Your drinking triggers for tonight include anyone mentioning:

  • Former Lakers Steve Blake or Chris Kaman.
  • Kobe Bryant sitting out for rest.
  • Ryan Kelly in the starting lineup at SF.
  • Wesley Johnson expected to miss several weeks.
  • Ronnie Price being on the Blazers last year.
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