The Trail Blazers have lost three-straight, the Lakers, four-straight. One of those teams will have their inauspicious streak ended before the weekend, while the other will have to wait for another day to get off the schneid.
The Portland Trail Blazers wrap up a three-game trip and the road portion of the first half of their 2020-21 schedule with a nationally-televised contest versus the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night at Staples Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
ALL TIME: Lakers lead, 122-109
PORTLAND HOME: Trail Blazers lead, 70-44
LOS ANGELES HOME: Lakers lead, 78-39
LAST PORTLAND WIN: 115-107, 12/28/20 (Los Angeles)
LAST LOS ANGELES WIN: 128-120, 12/28/19 (Portland)
CURRENT WIN STREAK: Two (Portland)
• Portland’s Feb. 26 game against Los Angeles will be the second meeting between the Trail Blazers and Lakers during the 2020-21 season. The final game will be played during the Second Half of the season. Portland leads the season series, 1-0.
• LAST MEETING: In Portland’s third outing of the season on December 28, the Trail Blazers took down the Lakers, 115-107, in Los Angeles. Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 31 points (10-16 FG, 5-10 3-PT, 6-6 FT), four rebounds, five assists and one block. LeBron James led the Lakers with 29 points (11-20 FG, 3-7 3-PT, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block. • Damian Lillard has scored at least 30 points in each…