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Recap: Blazers Get Demolished By Lakers 111-88

Damian Lillard hurt his finger and the Blazers got torched in Game 2.

NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Just move on to the next one. Nothing to see here.

After shocking the world with a series opening upset, the Portland Trail Blazers got absolutely dump trucked in Game 2, falling to the Los Angeles Lakers 111-88.

Portland shot an abysmal 39% percent from the field (which even at that was considerably padded by garbage time) and made only 8 threes in by far their worst scoring output of the season. We’re talking garbage time midway through the third quarter bad.

Meanwhile, the Lakers got everything they needed and more from Anthony Davis, who was all the national media berated him over the past 48 hours for not being in Game 1, dominating the Blazers with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists.

Box Score if you dare.

Save this man’s finger

It was ugly, but possibly even more concerning news came near the end of the third quarter when Damian Lillard exited the game after what was later reported to be a dislocated left index finger. He looked visibly frustrated before heading to the locker room. He did return to the bench but didn’t see any more action with the game clearly out of reach.

Updates sure to come.

Not a barn burner

The Lakers jumped out to an early lead and never quite let up. After being held to just 35% shooting in Game 1, L.A. showed little discomfort on offense while the Blazers looked simply overwhelmed.

The top scoring team of the bubble looked anything but with a hounding Laker defense forcing the Blazers into a frantic pace that isn’t their game and it showed. For almost the entirety of the game, Portland looked totally unable to match L.A.’s intensity and got beaten at just about every level.

The end result was a tied series and some very serious questions facing the Blazers going forward.


The Blazers will try to recover in Game 3 Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. Pacific.