Well, Game 2 for the Portland Trail Blazers against the Los Angeles Lakers did not go as planned.
After a humbling Game 1 loss to Portland, the Lakers look like they finally woke up with a 111-88 blowout victory last night.
The series is now tied at 1-1, and of course, what would our day look like if we didn’t hear from Undisputed host Skip Bayless on his thoughts on this series.
Spoiler alert: he thinks this series is over for the Blazers already.
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The Lakers are way better than the Trail Blazers, who will trail in games 3, 4, and 5 and I believe it is over. — Skip Bayless
Ever since Bayless and Lillard went on there back and forth twitter and exchange, the personal vendetta against the bubble MVP and the Blazers has been at an all-time high.
Saying, since the beginning of this series, that the Lakers will sweep the Blazers.
Obviously was proven wrong in Game 1.
The Blazers scoring in last night’s game was not up to par as it has been when they were fighting for the 8th seed.
Now, Lillard is playing with a hurt finger and will be playing with that in Game 3, CJ McCollum Is playing with a fractured back and Gary Trent Jr. and Carmelo Anthony aren’t playing up to par in these last two games.
Bayless continued with the bashing of Portland by saying they turned back into “pumpkins last night,” whatever that means.
This was not the Portland team that stormed into the playoffs with six wins in eight seeding games and then defeated Memphis in a play-in game. This was not the team that had been shooting the lights out from three-point range in the bubble.
It was certainly a bad game for the Blazers, but it is the playoffs, and more games are on the way in this series.
Bayless has already picked his winner of this series, and when they are going to win this series.
But Game 3 is tomorrow, and it is a new game for the Blazers to look at what they can learn from the mistakes that the made in Game 2.
[Listen to the Talkin’ Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon and special guest Tristan Thompson].