The Lakers vs Blazers 1st round playoff series this season is going to be extremely closely fought. Here we look at the preview and TV Schedule for it.
With a win tonight against the Grizzlies, the Blazers have secured their playoff spot. However, they will face LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs.
The playoffs will begin on August 17th. 16 teams will battle out to decide who will qualify for the conference finals and attempt to win the NBA title.
The Blazers and Lakers will face off in a best-of-seven series. Their first game is scheduled for August 18th 9 PM ET.
TV Schedule for NBA Playoff 2020 Lakers vs Blazers
Game 1: Tue, Aug 18 Portland at Los Angeles, 9 ET, TNT
Game 2: Thu, Aug 20 Portland at Los Angeles, 9 ET, ESPN
Game 3: Sat, Aug 22 Los Angeles at Portland, 8:30 ET, ABC
Game 4: Mon, Aug 24 Los Angeles at Portland, 9 ET, TNT
Game 5: Wed, Aug 26 Portland at Los Angeles, TBD, TBD
Game 6: Fri, Aug 28 Los Angeles at Portland, TBD, TBD
Game 7: Sun, Aug 30 Portland at Los Angeles, TBD, TBD
Lakers vs Blazers Preview
The Blazers have played excellently so far in the bubble, but their real test is yet to begin. Tonight’s victory against the Grizzlies has given them an extra day of rest, as they have successfully avoided game 2 of the play-in tournament.
Damian Lillard and co. have been absolutely on the money all through the Bubble. Not a lot of critics had given them a chance of being in the playoffs, as the Pelicans had the easier schedule.
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— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) August 15, 2020
However, with the entire team sticking together and coming good during clutch moments, the Blazers have silenced their critics and now have a brilliant chance of upsetting the Lakers too.
Lakers have blown hot and cold in the Bubble, especially because of their offensive woes. Both LeBron James and Anthony Davis haven’t been at their offensive best and thus the Lakers have largely struggled to outscore teams.
The rotation players seem to be lacking the guile and finesse of Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo. Thus, while the Blazers have most things working for them, the Lakers are still searching for answers.
It promises to be a fascinating series and we can’t get wait to get started with it.