Lakers make a statement in Game 2 against Portland 111-88
Orlando- The Los Angles even the series, as they thrashed the Portland Trailblazers, 111-88.
In Game 2, the Lakers made a statement against the Trailblazers, as they thrashed Portland from start to finish. Unlike, Game 1, Anthony Davis was very aggressive with getting to his spots on the floor, getting after boards on the offensive end, and taking advantage of Portland's smaller defenders. Davis and Lebron James had help from an unexpected guest. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finally showed up and boy did the Lakers need him. Pope was knocking down shots and hit three consecutive threes at one point in the game. On the defensive end, Pope was very active with getting his hands in the passing lanes and making it tough for Portland to get in their rhythm. Pope went 5 of 8 from the field and gave the Lakers the spark that they needed.
Everything was clicking for the Lakers, while Portland was struggling to get a basket to go on. Late in the third quarter, Damian Lillard had to leave the game with an apparent finger injury and did not return. The game was a no-contest in the second half, as the Lakers sat out their starters in the fourth quarter with a 27-point lead. James had a quiet night with 10 points, 7 assists, and 6 points. Pope finished the night with 16 points and 2 rebounds. Davis was ferocious as he finished with 31 points, 3 assists, and 11 rebounds. The Lakers shot around 46% for the game.