June 2, 2000.
It was a game to remember in Portland.
With the Portland Trail Blazers home crowd behind them the Trail Blazers forced a Game 7 against the Lakers in the 2000 Western Conference Finals.
The Blazers jumped out to a 26-15 lead at the end of the first quarter.
In the losing effort, Kobe Bryant scored 33 points after going 12-for-24 from the floor, but the Blazers got a big boost offensively from Steve Smith. Smith finished with 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting.
Portland also got some much-needed help from its backup shooting guard/small forward. Bonzi Wells scored 20 off the bench to help the Blazers secure a 103-93 victory over LA. Portland shot an efficient 50 percent from the field for the game and out-rebounded the Lakers, 43-34.
The Trail Blazers defeated the Timberwolves and the Jazz in the first two rounds before eventually falling to the Lakers in the conference final.
Portland went 59-23 during the 1999-00 season, which was good enough for the third spot in the West behind the Utah Jazz (55-27) and the Lakers (67-15).
Starters for Game 6 Blazers vs. Lakers
HOW TO WATCH: 2000 Western Conference Finals Game 6
WHEN: Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30pm
Channel: NBC Sports Northwest, Channel 737 (Portland), 617 (Seattle)
Stream the game here.
Or stream the game on your phone with the 'MyTeams' App -- available in the App Store for iPhones and on Google play.
Check out the full slate of Trail Blazers Classic Games right here.