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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Preview

Game Time: 7:30 p.m. TV: KGW

Dave is in transit on Friday following Blazersedge Night and our system is acting a little screwy. In lieu of a regular game preview, here's a quick version...

  • The Los Angeles Lakers upgraded their weakest position, point guard, from Pinto to Taurus at the trade deadline, shipping out veteran Derek Fisher and acquiring Ramon Sessions via trade. They are pretty happy about it.
  • Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times reports that Sessions will start for the first time for the Lakers.
  • The Lakers are 6-2 in their last eight and last played on Wednesday, a double-digit road win over the Dallas Mavericks. They're back on top of the Pacific Division, holding a 3 game lead over the slumping Clippers.
  • The Lakers own the NBA's second best best home record at 19-3.
  • Here's Dave's Lakers preview from February.
  • Remember this photo from like nine years ago? Photoshop by Matt of the now-defunct


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Feel free to turn this into an open thread. It's Friday. You earned it.

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