Anthony Davis scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Thursday, and the Los Angeles Lakers played to their credentials as the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, earning a 111-88 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of their first-round series near Orlando.
Aug 20, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) warms up before a NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
LeBron James added a modest 10 points with six rebounds and seven assists in 27 minutes as the Lakers rebounded from a 100-93 defeat to the eighth-seeded Blazers in Game 1.
It was the Lakers’ first victory in the playoffs since Game 3 of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.