The #1 seed Los Angeles Lakers take on the #8 seed Portland Trail Blazers in this highly anticipated 1st round matchup in the Western Conference. Can Portland led by Damian Lillard continue it’s red hot play against the top seed? Will LeBron James and Anthony Davis be able to carry the Lakers past the depth and size of Portland? Is this the playoff redemption scenario Carmelo Anthony has been searching for? B.J. Armstrong and Eric Newman give you some keys to look at and their picks for the series. Be sure to subscribe to the channel, follow @purehoopsmedia on social and visit www.purehoopsmedia.com for their library of shows featuring stellar guests, deep dive story telling and unique basketball analysis.