Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Game 4 Western Conference. Two straight losses for the Trail Blazers in recent games. Those results are saying a lot about the poor strategy the Trail Blazers have against some “weak” Lakers. It is incomprehensible how they do not take advantage of the Lakers’ bad moment because of the dependence on James and Davis.
Los Angeles Lakers: Ready for the big step.
Tonight could be key to taking advantage of the Trail Blazers. The last two games of this round were victories 111-88 and 116-108. For now the Lakers have a 2-1 advantage. Things have improved for the Lakers after losing the first game 100-93 and leaving some doubt about the playoffs. But everything has changed, James has a new role within the team being the best in assists.
In the playoffs the Lakers are scoring an average of 106.6 points per game. The defense is allowing less than a hundred with 98.6 points per game. The game where the Lakers received the most points in this round was in the third. In the first 36 minutes of play the Lakers are scoring over 76.7+ points.
LeBron James leads the playoffs in assists with 10.3 per game. This pot-season James isn’t averaging close to thirty points, but he’s still scoring over twenty at 23.7 per game. James along with Davis dominate the top rebounds per game with 11 each. The number one scorer is Davis with 29.3 points per game.
Portland Trail Blazers: One last chance.
The Trail Blazers know things could get worse tonight if they lose to the Lakers. Coming out of the 3-1 gap is almost impossible, only eleven teams have made it in NBA history. But for now what matters is winning. The third game game had a weak point. The Trail Blazers didn’t care about James, as the defense thought he was only going to make assists and not score points. But it was the opposite, James scored 38 points in the third game of this round.
The team is scoring an average of less than one hundred points with 98.6 points per game. The other problem with the Trail Blazers is that the team is under 50 percent in Field Goal Points. So far the team is scoring, in playoffs 46.53% FG points. That convertibility of FG points against the Lakers is very important.
Damian Lillard continues to do everything in his power to lead the Trail Blazers. Lillard dominates the top scorer board with 28.7 points per game in the playoffs, 41.8% FG points and 38.7% three pointers. From the bench the averages are between 2.5 and 6.0 this season for the playoffs.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers 08/24/2020 is: take the OVER 225.5 (TOTALS).
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