Up next for the Lakers: Wednesday at Portland

Pau Gasol and the Lakers look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season when they face the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
(Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

When: 7.

Where: Rose Garden, Portland, Ore.

On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.

Records: Lakers 41-37, Trail Blazers 33-44.

Record vs. Trail Blazers: 2-1.

Update: Portland is eliminated from playoff contention and has lost eight consecutive games, including its last five at home. All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge recently returned from a four-game absence because of an ankle injury, but Portland still lost to Houston and Dallas. Point guard Damian Lillard, the leading candidate for NBA rookie of the year, is averaging 18.8 points and 6.5 assists. The Lakers are 4-17 in Portland since 2002.

—Mike Bresnahan