The delayed NBA league for season 2019-2020 has been resumed last month, July 26. This season was temporarily shut down due to a novel coronavirus pandemic by which some of the players were tested positive. The game was restarted after NBA commissioner Adam Silver made a progressive plan to continue it at Walt Disney World Resort located in Orlando, Florida.
Now, the 2020 NBA playoffs were officially started on Monday, August 17 with 16 teams squaring for the postseason championship. On Tuesday, game 1 of the first round was between Los Angeles Lakers versus Portland Trail blazers. The Trail Blazers defeated the Lakers in a 100-93 score lead by the team’s point guard, Damian Lillard, who delivered 34 points. Lillard is absolutely living the expectations for him since he started the season with a power surge of offense that ranks among the best players in the history of Portland Trail Blazers.
Game 2 was held on Wednesday night, August 19, with a Western Conference showdown between Los Angeles Clippers versus Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks dominated the Clippers with a 127-114 win. Luka Doncic, winning team pointing guard and small forward, started the game with a blast and put them to a 17-lead in the first half of the game. He finished with 28 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists huge points before committing foul trouble. Dallas Mavericks bench players Seth Curry, Trey Burke, Boban Marjanovic and Delon Wright back Docic up with their 47 total score which is a big contribution to the team’s victory. “Being on the bench, it’s hard for me. I want to help my team, but we won the game,” Doncic said after the thrilling game. While Kristaps Porzingis, center and power forward, made 23 points for the Mavericks.
As usual, Kawhi Leonorad led LA Clippers who put up 35 points and 10 rebounds, but three-pointer Paul George did not perform well with his only 14 points and 10 rebounds. “We expect a tough matchup, we expect a tough challenge, but the good thing about it is we’re up for the challenge,” George said. He received a lot of criticisms for his play in Game 2 upon losing to Dallas Mavericks.