The Los Angeles Lakers snapped their two-game losing streak with one of their most impressive wins of the season Wednesday night in Dallas, a 109-93 pasting of the Mavericks. The Lakers return home this weekend for a pair of Western Conference battles at Staples Center, beginning Friday night. Here is the Lakers' schedule for the weekend.
Portland Trail Blazers at Lakers (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports West): The Blazers opened the season 5-1 and 7-2, but are now just 22-25. The two teams have split a pair of meetings, with each team winning at home. Their final meeting of the season comes in Los Angeles Friday night.
Memphis Grizzlies at Lakers (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports West, ESPN): Memphis hung tough without Zach Randolph and currently hold the fifth seed in the Western Conference. With Randolph back, the Grizzlies are a force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference. The Lakers have beaten the Grizzlies twice this season.
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