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8. January 5th Los Angeles Lakers @ Portland Trailblazers (TNT)

Laker fans know this will be a battle because the Lakers have a very tough time getting victories at the Rose Garden. The Blazers are going to be a sleeper team in the West and with a shortened season they can make a push for a top four seed. The crowd is going to be electric so this very well may be the Lakers first test of the season.