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Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers preview
Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers preview

The Lakers (11-25) will try to win their second straight game, hosting the Portland Trail Blazers (29-8) on Sunday night at Staples Center. The Blazers beat the Lakers in Portland on Monday, 98-94 -- a close game despite the Lakers playing without Kobe Bryant (rest) and Wesley Johnson (hip), on the second night of a back-to-back. Wayne Ellington and Ryan Kelly started in Portland in place of Bryant and Johnson, who are both questionable Sunday. 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.  ...

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