Tony T's Lakers vs. Trailblazers TOTAL 8-24-2020
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Los Angeles Lakers (54-20) at Portland Trail Blazers (37-41)
Monday, August 24, 2020 at 9:00 pm
LA Lakers and Portland Trailblazers to play under the total of 224.5. LA defense has been outstanding in the playoffs holding the Trailblazers to just 98.7 points and 40.2% shooting. LA is not a good three point shooting team so they need to slow pace and work inside where they have an advantage. That takes time off the clock and avoids those quick possessions. Now the Trailblazers are showing some ailments on the injury report with McCollum dealing with a back ailment with his backcourt mate Damian Lillard with a dislocated finger. Portland has lost Zack Collins for the season with an ankle. This Trailblazers team lacks depth and the minutes piling up on the starters could start to take its toll. Lakers continue their strong defense here. Play LA Lakers and Portland under 224.5.