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How to watch Lakers vs. Trail Blazers first-round series

The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers face off in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs in the bubble. We break down what to watch and how to watch on TV or live stream.

Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee and forward Anthony Davis defend Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard as he shoots in the second half of the game at Staples Center.  Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 NBA Playoffs begin on Monday, August 17th after the seeding round wrapped up the regular season with each team playing eight games in the bubble in Orlando. We started with 22 teams and now we’re down to the 16 teams that will compete for the 2020 NBA Championship. The first round of the playoffs kicks off with best-of-7 series in both the Western Conference and Eastern Conference.

After defeating the Memphis Grizzlies in the play-in tournament, the Portland Trail Blazers clinched the No. 8 seed and will meet the No. 1 seed Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs. The Lakers won the best record in the West after going 52-19. The Blazers had to go 6-2 to get a spot in the play-in tournament, only needing one win over Memphis to advance.

Below is a run down of the Lakers-Trail Blazers series and how to watch it.

Lakers vs. Trail Blazers series info

Game 1: Tue, Aug 18 Portland at Los Angeles, 9 ET, TNT
Game 2: Thur, Aug 20 Portland at Los Angeles, 9 ET, ESPN
Game 3: Sat, Aug 22 Los Angeles at Portland, 8:30 ET, ABC
Game 4: Mon, Aug 24 Los Angeles at Portland, 9 ET, TNT
Game 5*: Wed, Aug 26 Portland at Los Angeles, TBD, TBD
Game 6*: Fri, Aug 28 Los Angeles at Portland, TBD, TBD
Game 7*: Sun, Aug 30 Portland at Los Angeles, TBD, TBD