The 2002 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers head-to-head, and both teams battled 3 times. Out of the 3 game series of the 1st Round of the 2002 NBA Playoffs, Los Angeles Lakers outdueled Portland Trail Blazers , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Portland Trail Blazers ’s -1 playoff games victories.
As we examine the head-to-head stats between both teams, we can see that Los Angeles Lakers had an offensive rating of 108.4, defensive rating of 101.1, 36.0 free-throw attempts, and 19.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.263 percent clip as a team. Portland Trail Blazers had an offensive rating of 101.1, defensive rating of 108.4, 30.0 free-throw attempts, 18.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.389 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Los Angeles Lakers finished the game with a record of 95 , and Portland Trail Blazers recorded Los Angeles Lakers possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers’s based on the advanced stats, Los Angeles Lakers had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.468 percent, Portland Trail Blazers had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 12.6 vs 14.7 .
The most impactful players on each team in the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers matchup of the 2002 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Shaquille O'Neal and Rasheed Wallace based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Shaquille O'Neal for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 20.0 and made 12.0 , 4.0 offensive rebounds 10.0 defensive rebounds, 2.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.252. While Rasheed Wallace put up 27.0 and made 12.0, 2.0 offensive rebounds, 9.0 defensive rebounds, 1.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.168.