After losing to the
The Trail Blazers are still within reach of the eighth-place
Portland point guard
Lillard is also strong playmaker, averaging 7.0 assists a game.
It's his outside shooting that always seems to burn the Lakers. So far this season, Lillard is shooting 37.3% from behind the three-point arc.
The Lakers will match up with
In addition to McCollum's 39.2% shooting from three-point range, the Blazers also have swingmen
The Lakers' best regular three-point shooter is Williams (33.3%), who is actually matched by Nance (albeit with a low volume of attempts). Russell is shooting 32.4% from long range, Clarkson 31.7% and
Nick Young (35.4%) and Metta World Peace (37%) have not played a part recently in the team's regular rotation.
The Lakers rarely seem to win in Portland and are less likely to do so on the second night of back-to-back games.