Lakers vs. Blazers: NBA love ’em & hate ’em breakdown

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Lakers vs. Blazers matchup on opening night. Damian Lillard made his official NBA debut on Wednesday night The starters came up big, with Lillard and Nicolas Batum receiving praise for their play. However, in part to a stale game plan, the Blazers let L.A. get too close in the fourth quarter. And what’s with Steve Nash’s new ‘do?!

Lakers vs. Trail Blazers Preview | Handicapping | Betting Odds Jan. 5

Jason Green weighs in with his LA Lakers vs. Portland Trailblazers Thursday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. NBA odds favor the Blazers by 3.5. Jason points out the Blazers need a repeat performance from their Oklahoma City win when they held the Thunder to 43.4% shooting and only 25% 3-point shooting. Gerald Wallace, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Kobe Bryant lock horns.

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