James to make Lakers debut in Portland

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PORTLAND, Oregon -- It's not going to be just a game when the Los Angeles Lakers invade Moda Center Thursday night to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the regular-season opener for both teams.

It will be a happening.

It's the first game in the splendid 16-year NBA career of LeBron James that the future Hall of Famer will be wearing the uniform of a Western Conference club -- the Lakers, with whom he signed a free-agent contract during the offseason.


Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1t J. Barea, Dal10.0
1t J. Harden, Hou10.0
1t E. Payton, NO10.0
4 S. Curry, GS9.0
5t G. Antetokounmpo, Mil8.0
5t A. Davis, NO8.0
5t J. Holiday, NO8.0
5t K. Lowry, Tor8.0
5t B. Simmons, Phi8.0
10t T. Ariza, Pho7.0
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
1t J. Butler, Min4.00
1t P. George, OKC4.00
1t G. Hayward, Bos4.00
1t J. Ingles, Uta4.00
1t B. Simmons, Phi4.00
6t A. Davis, NO3.00
6t J. Dudley, Bkn3.00
6t D. Fox, Sac3.00
6t M. Gasol, Mem3.00
6t D. Green, GS3.00
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