Trail Blazers vs Lakers Friday, 12/28/12 AT 07:30PM

  1. Postgame Quotes: Languid In LA

    Written by ripcitysarah on Dec 28, 2012

    Head Coach Terry Stotts, JJ Hickson, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge on Portland's 104-87 loss to the Lakers in Los Continue Reading

  2. Aldridge's Effort Not Enough Against Lakers

    Written by erikgundersen on Dec 28, 2012

    LaMarcus Aldridge had a monster game of 26 points through three quarters for the Trail Blazers (14-14) but he was the only Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Look To Beat Lakers For Second Time

    Written by erikgundersen on Dec 27, 2012

    On Friday night, the Trail Blazers (14-13) will be under the bright lights of the Staples Center taking on the Los Angeles Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers @ Lakers Game Thread

This is where Damian Lillard can really take his game to another level. We know he's got a mean jumper and can take over with the best of them, but when he starts getting his opponent in foul trouble early on is a sign that he's really going to be on his way. Steve Nash, as great as he is, is still nearing 40 years old and will never be confused as a defensive stopper, which is why it's important for Lillard to attack early. If Nash is playing off, in fear of foul trouble, then use the step-back game to his advantage. Now, in the post, Aldridge and Hickson must keep Howard off the offensive glass. Limiting LA's second-chance points in crucial. If Portland can shoot at least 20 free throws and win the rebound battle, the Trail Blazers will be 2-0 against the Lakers this season.

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 26 1 3
#88   Nicolas Batum 10 8 5
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 1 6
#4   Nolan Smith 5 2 1
#21   J.J. Hickson 2 2 8
#0   Damian Lillard 11 4 2
#11   Meyers Leonard 0 0 7
#5   Will Barton 11 0 6
#18   Victor Claver 3 0 2
#19   Joel Freeland 6 0 1
#1   Jared Jeffries 4 2 3
#24   Ronnie Price 4 3 0
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 5 1 0
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