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Lakers vs. Blazers First Half Discussion Thread

Beat LA! Beat LA!

In-Season Tournament - Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trailblazers Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images

The Portland Trail Blazers have the rare opportunity to win three games in a row tonight. Standing in the way of that goal is a road test with a formidable foe: LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Time to find out if your Portland Trail Blazers (of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the NBA) can Beat LA!

This is your Game Day discussion thread, open for all your conversational needs. This is the first half thread. The second half version will post during halftime. Be sure to enjoy the conversation and stay tuned after the game for recaps and analysis!

Portland Trail Blazers (12-29) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (21-22) - Sun. Jan. 21 - 7:00pm Pacific

How to watch on TV: Root Sports, NBA League Pass

Trail Blazers injuries: Shaedon Sharpe, Robert Williams III, Moses Brown (out)

Lakers injuries: Cam Reddish (probable); LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Taurean Prine (questionable); Gabe Vincent (out).

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Enjoy the game and the conversation!