Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/30/12
Let the season begin The 2012-13 NBA season has finally arrived, and the Portland Trail Blazers are set to take on the new-look Los Angeles Lakers in their first contest of the new year. Matchup: Portland (0-0) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (0-0) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:30 PM PT Date: Oct. 31, 2012 The Rose Garden Arena is going to be as loud as ever come Halloween night, and the Blazers must be on top of their game if they’re going to take down the powerhouse from L.A. The theme of the season opener in Portland will be Youth versus Experience. Photo Credit: Getty Images Game Notes/How They Match Up The theme of this matchup is going to be youth versus experience. The Trail Blazers have one of the youngest teams in the entire league, while the Lakers have a veteran starting lineup looking to win big right away. Both of these teams are coming off a summer of reconstruction, but it’s the Lakers who are going to be considered contenders from day one of the 2012-13 season. While these...
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