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Gameday Thread: Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers

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The Blazers play the Lakers tonight, in a 7:30 pm game on CSN NW and TNT. Hang out and chat with us!

Oklahoma City Thunder v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

The Portland Trail Blazers return home tonight. After finishing a 1-2 road trip, they leap into the second half of a back-to-back against the Los Angeles Lakers.

THE BIG NEWS: Damian Lillard will return from his ankle sprain tonight, and will start, per Terry Stotts.

After a challenging opening stretch to the season, the Blazers now have a favorable schedule for a while. Fewer back-to-back games, and more opponents at or under .500. With the Blazers at 15-22, they need to take advantage of the easier schedule if they hope for any playoff seed above eighth, barring other unexpected events.

But for the fans, it has been an exercise in Patience.

How To Watch Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers:

Time: 7:30 pm, PST
TV: CSN NW | TNT
Online Streaming: TNT Streaming (if available)
Radio: Rip City Radio, 620 am

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1. No videos or pictures please, including embedded stuff from Twitter.

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