The Portland Trail Blazers (48-26) lost a critical game on Wednesday night to the Clippers (50-26), weakening the Blazers' chance at home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
They'll visit the Lakers (20-54) on Friday night at Staples Center.
The Lakers are coming off a Wednesday night loss to the New Orleans Pelicans (40-34), suffering yet another season-ending injury, with Wayne Ellington going down with a separated shoulder.
Nick Young is also out with a knee injury, while Ronnie Price (elbow), Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and Julius Randle (knee) are all done for the year.
Dorell Wright won't play on Friday, after suffering a broken hand against the...