Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Game 3 Western Conference. The Lakers tied the series in the second game of the round. But the Trail Blazers remain a danger to LeBron and company. For now the series has gotten a little more interesting, the power of the Trail Blazers has some weak points. But the Lakers know that if they aim for a similar strategy as they did in the second game then things can be positive for the team.
Los Angeles Lakers: Nothing stops us.
The Lakers have a clear goal this season called the Conference Finals. But fans know that it won’t be easy to reach that goal. The second game was a little better for the Lakers who decided to attack hard early on to win 111-88. Also the team was 25+ points up on the scoreboard a couple of times during the game. The secret of the second game was the work that was done from the bench.
In regular season the team is scoring an average of 113.1 points per game. For now, during the playoffs that figure dropped slightly to 102 points per game. The game from the bench is a little more strategic and solid. An interesting statistic is that LeBron James is not ranking among the best postseason players for the Lakers in these two games.
Anthony Davis in the playoffs is scoring an average of 29.5 points, 46.7% FG points and 33.3% three pointers. For now Davis is the only player averaging over twenty points. James is second in the table with 16.5 points, but James is the leader in assists with 11.5 per game in the playoffs this season.
Portland Trail Blazers: Ready for the third chance.
The Trail Blazers in the second game were inside the Lakers in field goal effectiveness with 44.7% against 55.4%. And offensive rebounds also made a difference, Portland with 21.7% versus 31.1%. No Trail Blazers player could score more than 20 points during the second game of the round.
After the heavy blow against the Lakers in the first game (100-93) the Trail Blazers are scoring an average of 94 points per game in the playoffs. The average ERA during the playoffs is high at 52.9% this season. Simons is number one in three pointers with 66.7% and 2.0 threes per game.
Damian Lillard continues to be the Trail Blazers’ top figure in the playoffs. So far Lillard is scoring 26 points per game with 52.9% FG points. But in the first 36 minutes of the game, the most outstanding player during the playoffs is Anfernee Simons averaging up to 26.4 points per game and 100% free throw shots.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers 08/22/2020 is: take the UNDER 224.5 (TOTALS).
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