Ahead of arguably the biggest game of their season, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said he's not worried about his team being forced to battle through the NBA's postseason play-in tournament. The Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers enter Friday's matchup tied for the No. seed in the Western Conference.
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Against Portland, the Lakers won’t have James, Dennis Schröder or Talen Horton-Tucker, and while Davis said he expected to play through back spasms that cut his game against the Clippers short, it was foreboding that he had spasms at all. As of Friday at noon, Alex Caruso – the team’s last remaining point guard – was questionable with a foot bruise. Said Kyle Kuzma: “I don’t know if we’ve got juju issues around here or something, we just – every game it’s something different.