I don't think people get how badly Portland is struggling. They've lost 8 straight, and 7 of those were in double digits. It was yesterday that they lost the only game in single digits, but Dallas was dominating early that entire game.
It looks bad on the Lakers' part if they can't win that game. It should be the 2nd easiest game they have left. If they can't win that game, I doubt they'll do well against the 3 teams they face to end the season.
I'm not saying that a trip to Portland on the 2nd night of a back to back is going to be easy, but it is easier than the other 3 games left after it.
Edited by Japago, April 08, 2013 - 12:20 AM.