Lakers Rumors & News: Game 5 Recap vs. Portland Trail Blazers + Looking Ahead To Round 2 Of NBA Playoffs

Lakers News & Rumors are buzzing following the Lakers Game 5 win over the Portland Trail Blazers 131-122. The Lakers are heading to the 2nd round after 4 straight wins over the Blazers to clinch the series in 5 games. Los Angeles awaits the winner of the Rockets vs. Thunder series. Houston leads 3 games to 2 with Game 6 set for Monday. LeBron James & Anthony Davis had huge performances in the Lakers Game 5 win over the Blazers and will need to continue to perform as the NBA Playoffs progress.

The Los Angeles Lakers will be facing the Houston Rockets or the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs. The Rockets are led by the dynamic duo of James Harden and Russell Westbrook, who’s now healthy. The Thunder are a more balanced attack led by Chris Paul, Dennis Shroder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Who should the Lakers want to face in Round 2 of the Western Conference Playoffs?

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Today’s Lakers Report rundown:
- Lakers win Game 5 to beat Blazers in 5 games
- Hannah’s 3 takeaways
- LeBron James & Anthony Davis ball out
- Lakers News & Rumors on 2nd round opponent (Rockets or Thunder)

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