May 20, 2001 7:07 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers opened a 2½ or 3-point underdogs (in Las Vegas sports books) against the San Antonio Spurs for Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals Monday (5:30 p.m. PDT) in San Antonio.

The Lakers easily defeated the West’s top seed 104-90 Saturday evening in San Antonio.

Two Game 7’s tip-off today in the Eastern Conference.

In the first game, the Milwaukee Bucks are a 4 to 4½-point favorite over the Charlotte Hornets in Milwaukee. Game time is 12 p.m. The Bucks are around —220 on the money line.

In the second game, the Philadelphia 76ers are 5 to 5½-point favorites against the Toronto Raptors in Philadelphia (2:30 p.m. PDT). The Sixers are around —240 to —260 on the money line.

Both games today are on NBC-TV.