Trail Blazers vs Lakers Wednesday, 10/31/12 AT 07:30PM

  1. Post-Game Notes And Quotes: BEAT LA!

    Written by ripcitysarah on Nov 1, 2012

    All the interesting stats and post-game quotes from Portland's 116-106 defeat of the LA Lakers Continue Reading

  2. Starters Lead Trail Blazers Over Lakers As Lillard Dazzles

    Written by erikgundersen on Oct 31, 2012

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  3. News From Around The World: October 30

    Written by DHawes22 on Oct 30, 2012

    Included in today's topics are Blazers decline options on Babbitt, Smith, and Williams, Leonard all about the energy plays, Continue Reading

  4. Trail Blazers Open Regular Season Against Lakers On Halloween Night

    Written by erikgundersen on Oct 29, 2012

    After several weeks of games without consequence, the regular begins for the Portland Trail Blazers against the new look Continue Reading

  5. News From Around The World: October 29

    Written by DHawes22 on Oct 29, 2012

    Included in today's topics are Lillard the top candidate for ROY, Leonard compares himself to Chandler, not Przybilla, Trail Continue Reading

  6. Trail Blazers Waive Five Players

    Written by trailblazers on Oct 27, 2012

    The Portland Trail Blazers have requested waivers on Demonte Harper, Justin Holiday, Coby Karl, Dallas Lauderdale and Adam Continue Reading

  7. Jared Jeffries And The Belief In A Dying Concept

    Written by erikgundersen on Oct 26, 2012

    It seems that there has been a major devaluation of veteran leadership over the past year. If you’re in the blogosphere Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs. Lakers Game Thread

Not only are the Lakers an older team in the NBA (their starting backcourt: Nash and Bryant are aged 38 and 34 years respectively) but they will have already played a game the night before in Los Angeles. Portland needs to take advantage of not only their youthful legs but of L.A.'s tired ones as well. If the Trail Blazers can rack up 20 fast-break points, they should be in fantastic shape. Also, the Lakers have arguably the best Starting 5 in the NBA, but their bench? It leaves a lot to be desired. Push the tempo and force Coach Mike Brown to make more substitutions, getting those starters off the court for as long as possible.

So Rip City, what are your keys to victory Continue>>>

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 19 0 3
#88   Nicolas Batum 26 1 6
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 0 0
#2   Wesley Matthews 22 2 2
#4   Nolan Smith 2 2 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 13 1 10
#0   Damian Lillard 23 11 3
#11   Meyers Leonard 4 1 3
#5   Will Barton 0 0 0
#18   Victor Claver 0 0 0
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 0
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 2
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 7 1 1
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