Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Oct. 31 matchup against the LA Lakers. The theme is going to be youth vs. experience. The Blazers have one of the youngest teams, while the Lakers have a veteran lineup looking to win right away. Damian Lillard versus Steve Nash is going to be fun for fans to watch, but the battle between LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol is going to be the key matchup. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are questionable.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Friday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers. The Blazers took the Lakers down to the wire, but just couldn’t pull it out in this one. LaMarcus Aldridge and newcomer J.J. Hickson both played well while Jamal Crawford continued to slide.