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Lakers look to avoid three-game skid against Portland Trail Blazers

Lakers look to avoid three-game skid against Portland Trail Blazers

The Lakers (2-10) will try to avoid a three-game losing streak Sunday night when they play the Portland Trail Blazers (5-9) at Staples Center.

The Blazers started the season well but have lost seven of their last 10 games, although they beat the Clippers in Portland, Ore., on Friday.

Forward Meyers Leonard is out for the Blazers because of a shoulder injury.  Lakers second-year forward Julius Randle is probable with a sore big toe on his left foot.

Key matchup

The Blazers are similar to the Lakers' last two opponents, the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors, in that they have two primary scorers similar to guards Eric Bledsoe and...

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