Lakers vs. Trail Blazers Round 1 Preview: Damian Lillard vs. LeBron James Rumors & News

The Los Angeles Lakers are gearing up for their Round 1 opponent in the 2020 NBA Playoffs - the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers are red hot in the NBA Bubble after posting a 6-2 record in the seeding games before beating the Memphis Grizzlies in the play-in game. The Lakers earned the top seed in the Western Conference and are now tasked with slowing down Damian Lillard and the Blazers. How many games will this first round series go? Lakers Report host Hannah Kulik previews this series by taking questions from Laker Nation on today’s Lakers vs. Blazers mailbag.

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The Lakers haven’t played their best basketball since the NBA restart, but some of that could be attributed to clinching the #1 seed early on. Can LeBron James and Anthony Davis kick it into another gear with Portland playing at a high level? Who will lead the Lakers in scoring this series? LeBron or AD? Kyle Kuzma could be an x-factor in this series for the Lakers as he’s picked up his level of play. The Blazers struggle defensively and Kuzma could be someone to exploit that weakness.

Lakers Rumors & News have been buzzing since the NBA resumed a couple of weeks ago. Will Rajon Rondo return at some point for the Lakers? Rondo is known for stepping up during the NBA Playoffs and could be a key piece for the Lakers. Who will be tasked with guarding Damian Lillard for the Lakers? Dame won NBA Bubble MVP unanimously and is on a mission for the Portland Trail Blazers. Could he average 40-50 points against the Lakers in this playoff series?

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Here’s the list of questions on today’s Lakers Rumors Mailbag
- How many games will Lakers vs. Blazers series last?
- What areas do the Lakers need to improve on for the NBA Playoffs?
- Lakers plan against the Blazers?
- How will the Lakers try to slow down Damian Lillard?
- Over/Under 250 points for Lillard during this series?
- How will the Blazers defend LeBron & Anthony Davis?
- Anthony Davis raising his level of play?
- Kyle Kuzma the Lakers x-factor?
- Rajon Rondo making a big impact when he returns?

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