Top 5 Matchups: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Top 5 Matchups: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers
June 4, 2000-Western Conference Finals: Game 7

Making its second appearance in the countdown, the 2000 Western Conference Finals saved the best for last. Right out of the gate the Portland Trail Blazers came out firing on all cylinders and build a comfortable lead in front of a stunned Staples Center crowd. The Lakers would manufacture one of the greatest comebacks in NBA history. The Lakers erased a 15-point deficit and dominated the fourth quarter to finally take the lead. The Lakers would put the game in the refrigerator with an electrifying dunk by Shaquille O’Neal after a lob pass from Kobe Bryant. The Lakers would never look back, and the Game 7 victory would lead them to the NBA Finals to face the Indiana Pacers.

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