Despite a career high assist total from LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers found it difficult against the Portland Trail Blazers as they lost in game 1 of the 7 game series.
James had 23 points 17 rebounds and 16 assists in 41 minutes while Anthony Davis contributed 28 points and 11 rebounds in 39 minutes. The Lakers shot 35% from the field going 5/32 from 3 point range.
Damian Lillard went for a game high of 34 points in 42 minutes with support coming from CJ McCollum contributing 21 points. The series is expected to be closely contested between these 2 teams.
Game 2 is scheduled for Thursday, August 20, 2020.