Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Portland Trail Blazers vs the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) on May 8, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Moda Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers move up to the sixth spot of the Western Conference after winning a matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers. Before the game, both teams were sharing the same record with 37-29.
Damian Lillard recorded 38 huge points against the short-handed Lakers. In addition to his beautiful display, “Dame Dolla” shot 12-18 from the field and went 5-9 from beyond the three-point range. Not only that, but he also recorded 7 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds.
CJ McCollum added 21 points while Norman Powell had 19. Nurkic ended the game with a double-double performance, scoring 10 points while grabbing 13 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Lakers are still not playing with their superstar, LeBron James, and their speedy point guard, Dennis Schroder.
Anthony Davis guided the Lakers with 36 big points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists. Not only that, but he also got a block, made 2 three-point shots, and went 10-15 from the charity stripe.
Kyle Kuzma, who played for 33 minutes, had a rough game, scoring only 4 points while shooting 2-11 from the field. Kuzma could have tied the game at 100 with a three-point look, but he was not able to sink it down. Kuzma ended the game with 6 attempts from outside the three-point line with none converted.
Alex Caruso tallied 18 points, his season-high. “KCP” added 17 points for the Lakers and had 5 assists.
The Trail Blazers move up to the sixth spot with 38 wins and 29 losses while the Lakers drop to 27-30.
Trail Blazers vs Lakers
22-34; 33-25; 23-23; 23-24
Trail Blazers (106) – Lillard 38, McCollum 21, Powell 19, Nurkic 10, Kanter 10
Lakers (101) – Davis 36, Caruso 18, Caldwell-Pope 17, Gasol 6, Matthews 6