A rundown of games and events to watch for locally, regionally and nationally from the world of sports:
NBA basketball, Los Angeles Lakers at Portland, 7 p.m. (BlazerNet): With no Kobe Bryant and no hope of making the playoffs in the Western Conference, the Lakers are not much of an attraction these days. The Blazers, meanwhile, look to stay hot; also this week, they have a home game against Atlanta on Wednesday night before embarking on a five-game road trip that starts Friday night at Dallas.
Outdoors, Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show & Boat/RV Show, Redmond: Hunters, anglers, campers, boaters, hikers and more are sure to enjoy this annual show at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Hours are noon-8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for juniors, free for kids age 5 and under. Info: www.thesportshows.com .
Alpine skiing, Oregon School Ski Association state finals, Mt. Bachelor ski area Cliffhanger run: The area’s top high school alpine skiers convene for giant slalom racing on Friday and slalom competition on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. both days. Bend High is the reigning season champion in the boys, girls and combined categories.
Nordic skiing, John Craig Memorial Ski, McKenzie Pass, 9 a.m.: Staged annually in honor of a postmaster who died while attempting to ski mail over the pass more than 100 years ago, the John Craig Memorial is a 13.2-mile out-and-back cross-country ski to the Dee Wright Observatory via the McKenzie Pass. For more info: www.conc.freehosting.net/newsletters.html.
Running, Grin & Bear It 5K and 10K Run/Walk, Bend, 10 a.m.: This 12th annual event is a fundraiser for Healthy Beginnings 12-Point Kid Inspections and includes a 1-mile family fun run. All races start and finish at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District. For more information or to register: www.myhb.org.