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The Lakers could be without several players, as they are facing the Portland Trail Blazers in a crucial road game on Friday.

More specifically, four players (LeBron James, Jared Dudley, Talen Horton-Tucker and Dennis Schroder) are out for the contest, due to injuries and the Health and Safety protocols of the NBA.

In addition, Alex Caruso is listed as questionable by the Lakers with a right foot contusion. Furthermore, Marc Gasol (volar plate fracture, left pinkie finger), Anthony Davis (right calf strain), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (right calf strain) and Kyle Kuzma (left thumb sprain) are probable.

The Lakers and the Blazers have identical records (37-29) and the winner will take the upper hand in the battle for the sixth place in the West to avoid the play-in tournament.