Iâ€™ve been swamped with work the last 48 hours, so Iâ€™ve had no time to do a preview (or even read my email). But consider this â€” in the last two blog polls ranking NBA teams, Iâ€™ve had Portland dead last. Portland is 30th in offensive efficiency in the league, 28th in defense. Not a good combo.
What we really want to know is can Kobe continue the streak of 45+ points to a fifth game? Well, the starting backcourt in Portland is Juan Dixon and Steve Blake, so what do you think? This is a road game the Lakers should win.
I’ll post more tomorrow, talking about this game and the showdown with Cleveland.