LeBron James and company are looking to close out the fifth game in NBA Playoffs 2020 and reach Western Conference Semis. At the moment, the Los Angeles Lakers are cruising through Game 4 with a 3-1 series lead against Portland Trailblazers. LA Lakers seem to have a clear advantage against Lillard-less Trailblazers.
Lakers-Trailblazers followed Bucks-Magic and Rockets-Thunder’s decision to boycott Game 5. Bucks decided not to show up at the frontcourt in Orlando following the shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday near Kenosha. Lakers were originally on the decision to boycott this year’s NBA Playoffs but later came around. Lakers, along with the city rivals, LA Clippers reportedly voted to boycott season.
Now, the players and coaching staff are okay with the decision to resume the game. Game 5 between LA Lakers and Portland Trailblazers will tip-off at 9 PM ET on Saturday in Orlando NBA Bubble.
Trailblazers led by injured Damian Lillard defeated LA Lakers 100-93 on Game 1, where he scored 34 points. But, unfortunately, Lillard won’t continue the rest of the playoffs after suffering a dislocation on his left index finger. Portland’s coach Terry Stotts expressed that they weren’t good after missing out on Lillard. He mentioned that it would be had a battle against such a good team.
Veteran Carmelo Anthony and CJ McCollum would lead the team hoping for a win. As per Lakers, everyone looks in their position, expect Rajon Rondo, who hasn’t featured a game in Bubble.
NBA Playoffs Western Conference Quarter Finals: Lakers V Trailblazers [LAL leads 3-1]
- Game 1: POR 100-93 LAL
- Game 2: POR 88-111 LAL
- Game 3: LAL 116-108 POR
- Game 4: LAL 135-115 POR
- Game 5: POR LAL | 9 PM ET 29/08
- Game 6: TBD (only if necessary)
- Game 7: TBD (only if necessary)
NBA Live Stream: How to Watch NBA Playoffs Online? TV Broadcast Schedule
- TV: NBA TV, ESPN, Fox Sports Florida, Sony SIX [in India and few regions in South Asia]
- Live stream: Live on TNT, Fubo TV, NBA Web and App, Fox Sports Go, ESPN +, Sony LIV [India]
- Lakers: James, Davis, McGee, Caldwell-Pope, Howard
- Trailblazers: McCollum, Anthony, Nurkic, Gabriel, Whiteside