The Trail Blazers secured a crucial 106-101 victory over the Lakers on Friday. Led by Damian Lillard’s 38-point night, the Blazers secured the season-series tiebreaker over the Lakers with the win. Now with five games remaining, Portland is in control of its destiny when it comes to avoiding the play-in portion of the NBA Playoffs. For the LeBron-less Lakers, Anthony Davis nearly carried his squad past the Blazers with 36 points and 12 rebounds.
Before we get into the key points from Friday’s game, make sure you check out our quarter-by-quarter analysis by clicking here.