The 2002 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers 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 Portland Trail Blazers had an offensive rating of 96.8, defensive rating of 97.9, 26.0 free-throw attempts, and 17.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.353 percent clip as a team. Los Angeles Lakers had an offensive rating of 97.9, defensive rating of 96.8, 31.0 free-throw attempts, 20.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.4 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Portland Trail Blazers finished the game with a record of 94 , and Los Angeles Lakers recorded Portland Trail Blazers possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers’s based on the advanced stats,Los Angeles Lakers had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.514 percent, Los Angeles Lakers had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 17.0 vs 21.3 .
The most impactful players on each team in the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup of the 2002 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Bonzi Wells and Shaquille O'Neal based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Bonzi Wells for the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 15.0 and made 7.0 , 0.0 offensive rebounds 6.0 defensive rebounds, 5.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.194. While Shaquille O'Neal put up 11.0 and made 5.0, 2.0 offensive rebounds, 9.0 defensive rebounds, 7.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.155.