Thursday, January 20 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The Portland Trail Blazers are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they’ve been expecting. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Los Angeles Lakers 93-62.

Point guard Damian Lillard (25 points) has been the top scorer for Portland. Damian Lillard is close to surpassing his season high of 26.

Los Angeles has enjoyed the tag-team combination of center Dwight Howard and center DeAndre Jordan. The former has 11 points in addition to seven rebounds, while the latter has six points along with nine boards.

Rip City’s lead is the biggest they have had this year going into the fourth quarter.

Who’s Playing

Los Angeles @ Portland

Current Records: Los Angeles 5-4; Portland 4-5

What to Know

The Los Angeles Lakers have enjoyed the comforts of home their last four games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 10:30 p.m. ET this past Saturday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Coming off of a loss in a game they were expected to win, the Lakers nows face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.

It was close but no cigar for Los Angeles as they fell 107-104 to the Oklahoma City Thunder this past Thursday. What made the loss an especially bitter pill for Los Angeles to swallow was that they had been favored by 10.5 points coming into the contest. Los Angeles’ defeat came about despite a quality game from power forward Anthony Davis, who posted a double-double on 29 points and 18 boards in addition to five dimes.

Speaking of close games: Portland sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 110-106 win over the Indiana Pacers this past Friday. Portland can attribute much of their success to shooting guard Norman Powell, who had 25 points.

Los Angeles is now 5-4 while the Trail Blazers sit at a mirror-image 4-5. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Lakers enter the game with a 47.40% field goal percentage, good for second best in the league. Less enviably, Portland has allowed their opponents to shoot 46.60% from the floor on average, which is the fifth highest shooting percentage allowed in the league.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter — Portland, Oregon
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $45.00


The Trail Blazers are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Lakers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Trail Blazers, as the game opened with the Trail Blazers as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Portland have won 16 out of their last 25 games against Los Angeles.

  • May 07, 2021 – Portland 106 vs. Los Angeles 101
  • Feb 26, 2021 – Los Angeles 102 vs. Portland 93
  • Dec 28, 2020 – Portland 115 vs. Los Angeles 107
  • Aug 29, 2020 – Los Angeles 131 vs. Portland 122
  • Aug 24, 2020 – Los Angeles 135 vs. Portland 115
  • Aug 22, 2020 – Los Angeles 116 vs. Portland 108
  • Aug 20, 2020 – Los Angeles 111 vs. Portland 88
  • Aug 18, 2020 – Portland 100 vs. Los Angeles 93
  • Jan 31, 2020 – Portland 127 vs. Los Angeles 119
  • Dec 28, 2019 – Los Angeles 128 vs. Portland 120
  • Dec 06, 2019 – Los Angeles 136 vs. Portland 113
  • Apr 09, 2019 – Portland 104 vs. Los Angeles 101
  • Nov 14, 2018 – Los Angeles 126 vs. Portland 117
  • Nov 03, 2018 – Los Angeles 114 vs. Portland 110
  • Oct 18, 2018 – Portland 128 vs. Los Angeles 119
  • Mar 05, 2018 – Portland 108 vs. Los Angeles 103
  • Dec 23, 2017 – Portland 95 vs. Los Angeles 92
  • Nov 02, 2017 – Portland 113 vs. Los Angeles 110
  • Mar 26, 2017 – Portland 97 vs. Los Angeles 81
  • Jan 25, 2017 – Portland 105 vs. Los Angeles 98
  • Jan 10, 2017 – Portland 108 vs. Los Angeles 87
  • Jan 05, 2017 – Portland 118 vs. Los Angeles 109
  • Jan 23, 2016 – Portland 121 vs. Los Angeles 103
  • Nov 28, 2015 – Portland 108 vs. Los Angeles 96
  • Nov 22, 2015 – Portland 107 vs. Los Angeles 93

Injury Report for Portland

No Injury Information

Injury Report for Los Angeles

  • Anthony Davis: Game-Time Decision (Thumb)
  • Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)
  • Talen Horton-Tucker: Out (Thumb)
  • LeBron James: Out (Abdomen)
  • Trevor Ariza: Out (Ankle)



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