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Thursday, Dec. 27

Boys basketball: The annual Les Schwab Invitational moves into its second of four days at Liberty High.

At Century High, Roosevelt meets Liberty at 4:45 p.m., and Madison faces Sherwood at 8:15 p.m., in the opening round of a tournament.

The three-day Wilsonville tournament begins and includes a Cleveland-Marist matchup at 6:15 p.m.

Girls basketball: The annual Nike Interstate Shootout begins at Lake Oswego High. First-day games include Grant-Sunset, 8:30 a.m.; Tigard-Jesuit, 11:30 a.m.; Central Catholic-West Linn, 1 p.m.; and St. Mary’s Academy-Clackamas, 5 p.m. The tournament runs through Dec. 30.

Madison opens play in the Century tournament, with Wilson beginning play in a tourney at Summit.

Friday, Dec. 28

Blazers: Portland has a chance to add to the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2012-13 misery. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. (KGW 8) at Staples Center. The teams met on opening night, Oct. 31, with Portland winning 116-106 behind Nicolas Batum’s 26 points and despite a combined 63 points by the Lakers’ Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant.

Winterhawks: After nine days without a game, Portland begins a run of three games in four nights. The first outing is at Tri-City, 7 p.m.

Wrestling: The annual Northwest Duels tournament takes place at Westview High. Cleveland, Benson and David Douglas are among the teams entered. The tournament runs for two days.

Girls basketball: Benson visits St. Helens.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Blazers: Portland has a 7 p.m. home game (CSN) with Philadelphia (13-15 through Tuesday).

The Blazers soon will be off on a four-game, five-day trip that will start Jan. 1 against the New York Knicks and continue with stops at Toronto, Memphis and Minnesota.

Winterhawks: Portland and Tri-City, which played the night before at Kennewick, Wash., hit the ice at Memorial Coliseum at 3 p.m.

Women’s basketball: The PSU-UP rematch starts at 5:15 p.m. at Chiles Center. The Vikings will be looking for a season series sweep, having won 64-49 over the Pilots at Stott Center on Dec. 2. Portland State guard Courtney VanBrocklin had a game-high 20 points and a career-high seven assists in that game, as the Viks led from start to finish. The Vikings are 6-4; the Pilots are 5-7 and on a four-game winning streak.

Monday, Dec. 31

Winterhawks: Portland and Seattle tangle in their annual New Year’s Eve game at the Rose Garden, 8 p.m. Per usual, fans can skate with the Hawks after the game.

Women’s basketball: Two of the top small-college programs in the nation collide at Pamplin Sports Center, where Lewis & Clark will play host to George Fox at 7 p.m. It’s one of two meetings between the teams during the 2012-13 Northwest Conference regular season. Last season, the teams met four times, with George Fox winning by 5, 7, 16 (in the NWC tournament title game)and 2 points (in the NCAA playoffs).

Oregon, off to a 2-9 start, has to wrap up its preseason schedule with powerhouse Connecticut (10-0 and No. 2-ranked going into Saturday’s game at Stanford). Tip-off is noon at Matthew Knight Arena (Pac-12 Networks).

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Girls basketball: The final preseason tune-up games for PIL 5A teams include Barlow at defending league champion Cleveland and McNary at Wilson, both at 7:30 p.m.