The Portland Trail Blazers walked away from the disappointing loss versus the Los Angeles Clippers after Damian Lillard struggled to close out the win and missed two free throws to end it, knowing they had to get their heads straight and back into it to face the Philadelphia 76ers. Yet despite the struggles against the Clippers, Joe Vardon of the Athletic offers a beacon of hope: the Blazers aren’t your typical 8th seed — should they make the playoffs — and if they face the Lakers, they could win.
The last time there was a slate of five or more NBA games on the same day, with every team scoring at least 110 points, was more than 32 years ago. That is, until the opening of the league's so-called bubble amid the coronavirus pandemic — where it already has happened twice. Scoring numbers are soaring inside the NBA’s bubble, where the restarted season is happening at Walt Disney World.
For LeBron James, it's still taking some time. "I am getting more and more used to being out there. It's a very weird dynamic.