They'll visit the
The Lakers are coming off a Wednesday night loss to the
In three appearances, Lillard has averaged 29.3 points with 6.7 assists, shooting 57.7% from the field and 42.1% from behind the arc.
Clarkson has been one of the league's best rookies this season, especially the past three games, averaging 20.7 points, 9.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 60.5% from the field.
The Lakers' size has challenged All-Star
Portland also has a pair of capable veterans in
Meanwhile, the Lakers will need help at guard with Ellington out -- Jeremy Lin and rookie
Brown recently signed a two-year deal with the team, averaging 9.1 points through 11 games on 47.2% shooting from the field and 46.2% from three-point range.
The Blazers need home court for the first round of the postseason, and should be able to get past the Lakers on Friday night.