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How to Watch: Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Game 6 of 2000 Western Conference Finals

Portland Trail Blazers

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.

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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

LOS ANGELES

A.C. Green

Kobe Bryant

Glen Rice

Shaquille O'Neal

Ron Harper

PORTLAND

Rasheed Wallace

Scottie Pippen

Arvydas Sabonis

Damon Stoudamire

Steve Smith

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)

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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.