This time the Blazers are playing on consecutive nights, after beating the Orlando Magic (13-27) in Portland on Saturday night, 103-92. Robin Lopez (hand), Joel Freeland (shoulder) and Allen Crabbe (knee) are out for the Blazers.
The Lakers will also play without Steve Nash (back), and Julius Randle (leg).
The Lakers contained the Blazers for most of Monday's game, until Damian Lillard exploded late for 39 points.
The Portland guard shot 12 for 21 from the field while hitting 11 of 13 free throws and four of eight three-pointers.
Ronnie Price wasn't able to finish the game, after breaking his nose (via a Thomas Robinson elbow). Having the veteran available, along with Jeremy Lin, would give the Lakers another defender if Lillard heats up again.
Lin is coming off one of his most well-rounded games, scoring 18 points with six assists, four steals and two blocks in the Lakers' win over the Magic on Friday, 101-84.
Meyers Leonard proved to be a problem off the bench, scoring 12 points on five shot attempts while pulling down 12 rebounds.
Through most of the game, the Lakers kept pace or out-played the Blazers, but Leonard helped keep his team close before Lillard stepped in to close it out.
Jordan Hill was a force in Portland, scoring 23 points on 10 of 15 shooting with 14 rebounds.
The Lakers have a real chance to beat the Blazers on Sunday, but there's a reason why Portland has the second-best record in the Western Conference.