Sports NBA: Lakers in free fall! Strong Davis can not save L.A. in Portland

08:40  08 may  2021
08:40  08 may  2021 Source:   spox.com

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The Los Angeles Lakers are still in a downward spiral! Through the 101: 106 bankruptcy against the Portland Trail Blazers l.a conceded. The fifth bankruptcy from six games and slips in the duel with the direct competitor in the playoff race in place. Even a strong Anthony Davis can not prevent this.

Anthony Davis und die Los Angeles Lakers verlieren auch gegen die Portland Trail Blazers. © Provided by Spox Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers also lose against the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland Trail Blazers (38-29) - Los Angeles Lakers (37-30) 106: 101 ( Boxscore )

Portland passes through the success on the Lakers in place six in the Western Conference, the Lakers threatens the corridor to the play-in tournament. Without the continued injured LeBron James (ankle) and Dennis Schröder, who is located in the Corona protocol, did not help an excellent Anthony Davis.

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The Big Man was with 36 points (12/23 FG), 12 rebounds and 5 assists of the far the best actor of the guests, but got too few support. Only Alex Caruso (18, 8/16 FG) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (17) came on a double-digit point yield, especially for Kuzma Kuzma, this evening was nothing to pick up (2/11 FG, 0/6 threesome) .

on the opposite side Damian Lillard became 38 meters at 12/18 from the field and 5/9 from Downtown to the top scorer of the game. Together with C.J. McCollum (21, 7/19 FG) he led the blazers to such important victory in the fight for the last secure playoff ticket in the west, the duo was responsible for 18 of the 24 Blazers points in the final portion and was in the crucial moments for Job.

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Norman Powell stood 19 meters, Jusuf Nurkic put on 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. The edge also came to a Double Double from the bank (10 and 10). Unlike the Lakers, Portland is in shape at the right time. The households, who played for the first time this season before fans, secured the sixth victory from the past seven games and thus remain the Dallas Mavericks (five, 39-28) on the heels. In the duel with the Lakers Portland now also has the Tiebreaker in the hindquarters.

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without Lebron and Schröder sent Lakers-Coach Frank Vogel The same starting five as the night before the Clippers on the parquet, AD was flanked by Caruso, Caldwell-Pope, Kuzma and Andre Drummond. The Blazers started in the best cast and with the usual lineup.

Both teams were in vain in the initial minutes in search of their throwing luck. Caruso even sat down a corpseger only on the ring, Lillard, Nurkic and Powell found a little faster in their rhythm for the householders. Portlands Defense left hardly anything and forced 8 Lakers ball losses, among other things thanks to heavy defense from Covington to Ad. The Blazers developed such a 34: 22 guidance after 12 minutes.

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, however, since the householders also delivered anything but an offensive fireworks, the reigning champion remained in stroke distance. Marc Gasol now gave the Lakers a few minutes, and KCP came a bit in ride and L.a. gave in the second quarter (and also in the third) not even the ball. In conjunction with the weak three-quota of the Blazers in half one (8/22), the guests fought up to 55:59 so until the half-time break.

The better start into the second half caught the Lakers, who led by 12 points from the Brue even briefly took the lead. But so really hot did not ran in the third quarter none of the two teams, Portland brought himself back the lead relatively quickly and went with 82:78 in the last passage.

Lillard and McCollum Start Blazers-Lauf - Davis is not enough

With AD on the bank, the guests from Hollywood was missing first of an offensive breakthrough, Portland sat down a little bit. But with his return to the Court and a Triple, Davis quickly brought his team back quickly before Lillard replied with a threesome. Then McCollum punished several Lakers ball losses with a further ice-cold threesome - 8: 0-run and 10-point leadership for Portland at still a good two and a half minutes to play.

Davis now was responsible for the next 7 Lakers points and then cleared Nurkic in a corpseger. But on the other side, Kuzma gave a threesome to compensate for his gloomy evening. Instead of further shortening, the Lakers had to watch how Portland coaches the sack of the frewurflinie.

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