Nuggets vs. Lakers Game 7 Preview: Denver Will Win Wild West Shootout

May 12th, 2012 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »

There's nothing quite like the NBA playoffs; Denver and Los Angeles have shown basketball fans why with their superb first-round series.


The Lakers started out on fire, holding the Nuggets to a mere 88 points in Game 1, as Andrew Bynum dominated Denver for a triple-double that included 10 blocks.


Game 2 saw a similar result, with the Lakers—led by Kobe Bryant's 38 and a career-high 27 by Bynum—controlling throughout, despite beating Denver by only four, 104-100.


Denver was down 2-0, but not out, and Ty Lawson responded with a masterful performance, attacking the hoop with reckless abandon and scoring a game-high 25 points. He also recorded seven assists as the Nuggets got out in transition much better than they had in the first two contests, for 30 fast-break points on the night, as they cruised to the 15-point victory. And the Nuggs' young big men JaVale McGee and Ken ...

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