Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/29/12
Who’s up next? The Portland Trail Blazers have seven preseason games officially under their belt, which means that the 2012-13 regular season is just around the corner. Despite a 3-4 preseason record, this team had better to be ready to compete, as the young squad will be put to the test in their first five games. Oct. 31 vs. Los Angeles Lakers The new-look Los Agneles Lakers are set to come to town on Halloween night in what will be Damian Lillard‘s regular season debut. This one’s going to be fun. In the first game of the season, the Blazers take on the hated Lakers, and the crowd at the Rose Garden Arena is going to be loud enough to make anybody believe that the team is a  championship contender on opening night. Lillard will have to guard Steve Nash in the first game of the NBA season. Photo Credit: Getty Images The Lakers have a number of variable heading into this game. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are both questionable because of injuries, and how well this team is going to...
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