Lillard and Davis clash in Portland-Los Angeles matchup
Portland; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis meet when Portland takes on Los Angeles. Lillard is sixth in the NBA averaging 26.6 points per game and Davis is seventh in the league averaging 26.0 points per game.
The Trail Blazers are 6-8 against Western Conference opponents. Portland averages 13.7 turnovers per game and is 2-6 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents.
The Lakers are 14-2 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles is fourth in the league scoring 53.3 points in the paint per game led by Davis averaging 13.1.
The teams match up Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Lillard has averaged 26.6 points and 4.6 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. CJ McCollum has averaged 25.2 points and collected 4.6 rebounds while shooting 50.6 percent over the last 10 games for Portland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 9-1, averaging 115.2 points, 44.4 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 9.3 steals and 7.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting.
Trail Blazers: 5-5, averaging 115 points, 46.9 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 5.4 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting.