On the air:
TV: Channel 7; Radio 710, 1330.
Lakers 56-23, Trail Blazers 48-31.
Record vs. Trail Blazers:
The Lakers have owned the Trail Blazers at home. The Lakers have defeated Portland five consecutive times and 14 of 16 at Staples Center, last losing on Feb. 21, 2007. The Lakers won the two home games last season by an average of 17 points. And on Feb. 6, the Lakers finally won a game in Portland, breaking a nine-game losing streak at the Rose Garden with a 99-82 victory without Kobe Bryant (sprained left ankle). Portland is 7-3 in its last 10 games.
— Broderick Turner