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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: LAKERS -vs- BLAZERS 3-5-18 - Game Thread

Time: 7:30 PM PST
Location: Staples Center
TV: Spectrum and NBA.TV
Vegas line: Blazers -2

Team injury reports

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Brandon Ingram - OUT
Josh Hart - OUT
Channing Frye - GTD

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Harkless - GTD

Records

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
37-26

LOS ANGELES
LAKERS
28-34

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The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers are playing their best basketball of the season heading into their game Monday night at Staples Center.

The Trail Blazers have won a season-high six in a row and the Lakers a season-best five straight. Portland has won 14 consecutive games overall against Los Angeles, tied for its second-longest winning streak against the Lakers in franchise history.

Portland's current six-game run began with a 123-117 win against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Feb. 14, and most recently continued with a 108-100 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.

The victory against the Thunder gave the Trail Blazers (37-26) sole possession of third place in the Western Conference, but just a half game in front of the Minnesota Timberwolves and a game ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs and Thunder.

"It's nice, but it doesn't really do anything for us right now," Portland guard C.J. McCollum told reporters after the Oklahoma City win. "To finish third 20 games from now would be great, but we have a long way to go. We've got a lot of games left to be played, and I'm really looking forward to the challenge of us continuing to stick together defensively, continuing to stick to our principles and come away with close wins."

The Trail Blazers haven't won seven straight games since a nine-game winning streak in November 2014.

The Lakers (28-34) have made a major turnaround since they last played Portland on Dec. 23, a 95-92 loss at Staples Center that was the second defeat in a season-long nine-game losing streak. A major difference between then and now is rookie point guard Lonzo Ball is healthy and playing much better than he did the first three months of the season.

Ball is averaging 12 points, 6.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 2.6 steals in the four games since he returned from a knee injury that kept him out 15 games. Ball went 6-for-10 on 3-pointers in a 116-112 win at the Spurs on Saturday night, and is 14-for-22 from beyond the arc since his return, inching his season mark to 33.6 percent.

"He went from hitting the side of the backboard to he can't miss now," Lakers forward Julius Randle told NBA.com. "He's just confident out there making plays, making huge, huge shots down the stretch for us."

Randle moved into the starting lineup shortly after Portland last faced the Lakers and his scoring average has increased every month. He averaged 19.4 points in February and has scored 25 points in both victories in March to bump his season average to 15.1

Maurice Harkless scored a team-high 22 points off the bench in the win against the Lakers in December, but he sat out the win against Oklahoma City on Saturday night with a left patellar tendon strain that occurred in a 109-99 victory over the Timberwolves on Thursday.

Evan Turner started in his place and scored 17 points.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:56 am    Post subject:

Maybe tonight is the night they get that Blazer ass.
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Isaiah and KCP: earn your next big payday
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject:

GET THAT BLAZER ASS!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: LAKERS -vs- BLAZERS 3-5-18 - Game Thread

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Harkness - GTD


Who is Harkness? Does he play for the Spurs?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: LAKERS -vs- BLAZERS 3-5-18 - Game Thread

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Spurs

Harkness - GTD


Who is Harkness? Does he play for the Spurs?


Just fixed it. haha
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject:

Would be crazy if we won this one too. CR-AZY
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject:

Go lakers!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject:

So no Ingram but it looks like we could get Frye back tonight if hes really a game time decision
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject:

The Lakers win STREAK will continue tonight!

The Lakers will pound the Blazers into submission!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject:

It's time to end that 14-game losing streak. LET'S GO LAKERS!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:16 am    Post subject:

Golly how sweet would it be to beat them finally and go 29-34. SO BEAUTIFUL.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:16 am    Post subject:

Gonna be a tough one. We have been the Blazers punching bag for the last several years and Ingram is out again.

Kuzma needs to come back alive this game, Lonzo to go Super Saiyan again, Randle to continue his work, and not let Laker killer Lillard go off 40+ at least.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject:

Also Luke, for the love of every religion, dont you freaking dare play Tyler Ennis again. Im begging you.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:20 am    Post subject:

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Imagine Kyle Kuzma will continue to start at the 3 with Ingram out for the next few games. Kuz will also play some backup 3/4, and KCP+Randle will play more. Travis Wear did well in 4th Q minutes at the 4, while Tyler Ennis and Gary Payton II both saw limited reserve run.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:21 am    Post subject:

If Frye plays I highly doubt we see Ennis, just way to many minutes to go around especially with Wear in the fold.... we actually need Frye right now without Ingram hes a guy who can help add some scoring
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:22 am    Post subject:

Ennis is instant negative basketball. INSTANT.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:25 am    Post subject:

Ennis is easily the worst guy on this roster.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
Ennis is easily the worst guy on this roster.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
If Frye plays I highly doubt we see Ennis, just way to many minutes to go around especially with Wear in the fold.... we actually need Frye right now without Ingram hes a guy who can help add some scoring
Deng? Hes not stealing minutes from anyone; they dont have a backup sf.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
It's time to end that 14-game losing streak. LET'S GO LAKERS!

Its time!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject:

Blazers are playing some good defense as of late -- Kuz and Zo need to step up for a chance at a win.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject:

Megaton wrote:
Gonna be a tough one. We have been the Blazers punching bag for the last several years and Ingram is out again.

Kuzma needs to come back alive this game, Lonzo to go Super Saiyan again, Randle to continue his work, and not let Laker killer Lillard go off 40+ at least.
They need Caruso's defense on the Blazers guards.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:37 am    Post subject:

Wear and Caruso over Tyler Anus please
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:50 am    Post subject:

Caruso over Ennis. Need to steal some minutes and he is more likely to contain the Portland guards.
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