The Lakers (9-36) visit the Portland Trail Blazers (19-26) for a 7:30 p.m. game Saturday night at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore.
After losing to the San Antonio Spurs, 108-95, on Friday, the Lakers will play their second game in as many days, hoping to break a five-game losing streak.
The Trail Blazers are still within reach of the eighth-place Sacramento Kings (19-23) in the Western Conference standings.
Lakers rookie Larry Nance Jr. has sat out recent games because of a sore knee. Portland, meanwhile is at full strength.
Portland point guard Damian Lillard is one the NBA’s top scorers, averaging 24.3 points a game while shooting 41.5% from the field.
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 Jordan Clarkson against Lillard, although Lou Williams and D’Angelo Russell might draw the assignment as well during the game.
Guard C.J. McCollum has also emerged as a big-time scorer for the Trail Balzers, averaging 20.7 points a game.
In addition to McCollum’s 39.2% shooting from three-point range, the Blazers also have swingmen Allen Crabbe (39.3%) and Gerald Henderson (38.1%) shooting well from long distance.
Portland forwards Al-Farouq Aminu (35.3%) and Meyers Leonard (34.9%) are also outside threats.
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 Kobe Bryant just 25%.
Lakers forward Brandon Bass looks to pass out of the double-team defense of Spurs forward Rasual Butler, left, and guard Manu Ginobili.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell sets up the offense while pressured by Spurs guard Manu Ginobili.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Spurs forward Tim Duncan looks for a shot over a trio of Lakers, including Kobe Bryant.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) works against the double-team defense of Spurs forward Boris Diaw, center, and guard Danny Green during a game Jan. 22.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Spurs forward David West lofts a shot over Lakers forward Julius Randle.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Kobe Bryant loses control of the ball as he’s pressured by Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson tries to block a shot by Spurs guard Jonathon Simmons.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Kobe Bryant tries to score against Spurs defenders (from left) Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Anthony Brown reaches for a loose ball after tumbling to the court.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Julius Randle has his shot contested by Spurs forward Tim Duncan.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Lou Williams (23) and Spurs forward Tim Duncan battle for a loose ball.(Paul Buck / EPA)
Lakers forward Kobe Bryant goes to work against Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard on Jan. 22, 2016.(Paul Buck / EPA)
Lakers forward Kobe Bryant looks to pass after driving to the basket against Spurs forwards Kawhi Leonard, left, and Boris Diaw during a Jan. 22 game at Staples Center.(Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
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.