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Zach Collins Out for Game 1

Wenyen Gabriel may get the start as Collins nurses a sore ankle.

Philadelphia 76ers v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Portland Trail Blazers will be shorthanded when they open their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Big man Zach Collins is officially out for game one of the playoffs after suffering an ankle injury in Portland’s play-in game victory over the Memphis Grizzlies:

With Nassir Little continuing to miss time due to dehydration, Damian Lillard expects Wenyen Gabriel to get the start:

No matter which player takes Collins’ spot, they’re going to have their hands full, likely spending ample time trying to contain Anthony Davis.