Portland host Los Angeles and look to end home losing streak

Los Angeles Lakers (26-29, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (21-34, 11th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Portland looks to end its five-game home losing streak with a win over Los Angeles.

The Trail Blazers are 9-24 in conference play. Portland is 9-14 when winning the turnover battle and averaging 13.1 turnovers per game.

The Lakers are 14-17 in conference play. Los Angeles allows 112.6 points to its opponents while trailing by 1.6 points per game.

The teams are meeting for the fourth time this season. The Lakers won the last meeting 99-94 on Feb. 3, with Anthony Davis scoring 30 points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anfernee Simons is shooting 43.8 percent and averaging 15.9 points for the Trail Blazers. Ben McLemore is averaging 2.5 3-pointers over Portland’s last 10 games.

Carmelo Anthony is shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc on 2.3 3-pointers per game for the Lakers, averaging 13.4 points. Davis is shooting 58.3 percent and averaging 25.1 points in Los Angeles’ last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 2-8, averaged 104.5 points, 44.2 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.8 percent since starting ground. Their opponents are averaging 112.9 points per game.

Lakers: 4-6, averaged 109.8 points, 43.5 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 7.9 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. Their opponents average 111.6 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: out for the season (shoulder), Didi Louzada: out (knee), Damian Lillard: out (abdomen), Keon Johnson: out (ankle), Eric Bledsoe: out (achilles), Cody Zeller : outside (knee).

Lakers: Carmelo Anthony: out (hamstrings), Dwight Howard: out (back), Kendrick Nunn: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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