On Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers will try to even out the series as they play the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the 1st round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs.
Tip-off is set at 9:00PM EDT at the AdventHealth Arena in Disney World, Orlando.
Portland won Game 1 on the superb play and teamwork of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
On defense, it was center Jusuf Nurkic that made life miserable for Lakers' Anthony Davis.
Plus, veteran Carmelo Anthony contributed well during the 4th quarter.
The Blazers know that they won Game 1 but their work isn't finished as they need 3 more wins to eliminate Lebron and his Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers now knows that they will have an uphill battle against the 8th seed Portland Trail Blazers.
Portland showed that it has the tools to compete and win every game if the Lakers take them for granted.
Los Angeles' offense went awry as they shot 35.1% from the field and 15.6% from the three-point line.
Anthony Davis struggled on the floor, shooting 8 for 24 for 28 points.
Lebron got his triple double but it no-bearing as they loss Game 1.
They need to turn things around in Game 2 or else this could be a short series for them.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Los Angeles Lakers as the favorites win Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night's 1st round NBA Playoffs.
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