The Portland Trail Blazers (37-26) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (28-34) Monday night at the Staples Center.
Here are the details:
What : Blazers vs Lakers Live
Start Time : 7:30 p.m.
TV channel: NBC Sports
Online : Watch a live stream on NBA League Pass (Subscription is required. League Pass is not available locally and is blacked out for nationally televised games.) There are a variety of other streaming
About The Lakers :
The Lakers have won five in a row and 17 of their last 24 games.The most recent victory came Saturday night at San Antonio, where Los Angeles overcame a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Spurs 116-112. Julius Randle recorded 25 points and six rebounds and Lonzo Ball added 18 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and a career-high six three-pointers in the win.The game was the last of a four-game trip in which the Lakers went undefeated, sweeping a four-game trip for the first time since 2009.Isaiah Thomas finished with 21 points against the Spurs and has reached double-figures in scoring in six of his nine games with the Lakers.Ball became the first Laker in franchise history with at least three three-pointers and 11 assists in a game.Los Angeles ranks second in the NBA in fast break points, averaging 17.3 per game.The Lakers also lead the NBA in points in the paint, averaging 53.1 per game. The Lakers have scored at least 60 points in the paint 16 times this season.
About The Blazers :
Portland has won a season-high six in a row and eight of its last nine games, catapulting into third place in the Western Conference standings.The Blazers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-100 Saturday night at the Moda Center as CJ McCollum recorded 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Damian Lillard added 20 points and seven assists.Evan Turner started in place of the injured Moe Harkless against the Thunder and had one of his most efficient and effective games of the season, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds and two assists. He made 6 of 10 shots, including 3 of 4 three-pointers.Lillard had a tough three-point shooting night — making just 2 of 8 long-range shots — but still made history. He has nailed a three-pointer in 45 consecutive games, the longest streak in franchise history.The Blazers’ bench combined to score 31 points against Oklahoma City, as Ed Davis (six points, 10 rebounds), Pat Connaughton (six points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals) and Zach Collins (12 points, five rebounds, two blocks) contributed in a variety of ways.For Collins, it was the most meaningful performance of his career. Not only were his 12 points a career-high, but he also made multiple clutch plays down the stretch, swishing a three-pointer, blocking a shot and snaring a critical defensive rebound in the final 2:23.The Blazers have won 13 of their last 14 home games.Portland is 17-15 on the road and 2-0 since the All-Star break.This is the third and final meeting between the Blazers and Lakers this season. Portland won the first two, extending its winning streak to 14 games in the series.