The Portland Trail Blazers will have their backs to the wall as they will be without leading scorer Damian Lillard on Saturday when they meet the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series in the 2020 NBA Playoffs. Lillard, who averages 30 points,
The Portland Trail Blazers will try and survive to play another day when they go up against the Los Angeles Lakers at 6 p.m. Saturday for Game 5. The Lakers hold a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.
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suffered a right knee strain and has been ruled out as the Lakers go for the series clincher. Los Angeles has fared well against Western Conference foes this season, going 39-11, including the postseason. The Lakers won two of three regular-season meetings with the Blazers this season. The game from AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Fla., is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles leads the all-time regular-season series 122-108, and is 35-17 in the postseason against Portland, including a 9-2 edge in series wins. Los Angeles is the 13-point favorite in the latest Lakers vs. Blazers odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 223. Before making any Blazers vs. Lakers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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