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Notes: The Lakers have defeated four of the teams that have beaten the defending champion Boston Celtics -- Portland, Golden State, Denver and New York. The only club to beat both of last year's NBA finalists is Indiana. ... Portland forced an average of 13.4 turnovers through their previous 33 games this season. The Lakers finished with 14. ... The Lakers have won 18 of their last 20 home games against Portland and five in a row. ... Lakers F Luke Walton didn't play because of inflammation in the big toe on his right foot. ... The Lakers haven't allowed more than 23 points by an opposing player in seven straight games.
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