Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets: The Inner Demons

November 12th, 2010 by Daniel Yi Leave a reply »
The game could have been ours. The Lakers outscored Denver every quarter until the final five minutes of the fourth. My internet froze when the score was tied at 103. Once I got it back up, it had quickly changed to 105-114, Denver. What the hell?

But somehow, Kobe Bryant brought them back to within four after a driving layup and drawing a foul from the three. After Bryant missed a quick shot, the Lakers still had a chance when Brown rebounded the brick, but an ugly three by Artest and I knew this game was done.

What had happened in those three minutes that my internet was down? Well, researching the play-by-play, the one-word answer would be: Carmelo. The more detailed response would be six points by Carmelo Anthony in two minutes, a three from J.R. Smith to make it a 9-0 run. Add to that a turnover by Pau Gasol, two missed threes by Bryant and Brown, a loose ball foul by Artest and finally, a 16-footer from Arron Afflalo for the cherry on top.

Me: Typical Lakers.
Han: Actually, it’s more like typical Denver. They always play like it’s the Finals when they play against us. ALWAYS.

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