WEST FIRST ROUND: LAKERS vs. Trail Blazers
Lakers Close Strong, Eliminate Blazers
After a back-and-forth battle, Lakers' strong closing kick sends Blazers back to Portland. Either Houston or OKC is next, and all eyes will be on L.A.
LeBron, AD Ablaze
LeBron James (36 pts, 10 reb, 10 ast) and Anthony Davis (43 pts, 9 reb) dominate Game 5.
All-L.A. Collision Course
With the Lakers advancing and the Clippers reasserting control, Los Angeles could soon become the center of the NBA's universe ... in Orlando.
The Lakers started out up 15-0 and keep chugging along from there in a dominant performance.
Ready To Go
The fits and starts that marked the beginning of the Lakers' playoff run are long gone now.
Lakers Take Control Of Series
Powered by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers hold off the Blazers in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.
Caruso Leads Charge
Backup point guard Alex Caruso's play in the second half proves crucial to the Lakers' victory.
Lakers Respond In Game 2
After dropping the series opener, Anthony Davis and L.A. cruise past Portland to even the series.
No Repeat Performance
A new attention to defense by the Lakers made life tough on the Blazers in Game 2.
Blazers Pull Off Game 1 Stunner
Behind Damian Lillard's 34 points, Portland finds a way to upend the top-seeded Lakers.
Troubling Signs For Lakers
They entered the series as heavy favorites, but the Lakers' offensive woes must be remedied quickly.