Monday, April 28, 2008

Lakers Seal Deal in Denver!

No, the Los Angeles Lakers didn't bring their "A" game tonight to Denver - it was more like their "C" game. Lots of turnovers in the second half and some poor defense kept their opponent in the game after trailing by 10 points at halftime. In the end though, their "C" game was good enough as the Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets 107-101 to sweep their best-of-seven first round series.

Kobe Bryant lead the Lakers as usual with 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists, though he did uncharacteristically miss six of his 10 free throw attempts. The rest of the three-headed beast was in full effect tonight as well as Pau Gasol contributed 21 points and seven boards, while Lamar Odom had yet another double-double, scoring 14 points, while leading the team with 12 rebounds. Amazingly, this sweep by the Lakers was the first in a playoff series since the 2002 NBA Finals.

The Lakers now get to rest a little as they await the winner of the series between the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz. The Jazz currently hold a commanding three games to one lead in that series.

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1 comment:

NeekoBoi said...

I think the Lakers would face the Jazz in the second round. But then again, crazt things happen in the NBA Playoffs. The Hawks are now tied with the Celtics.

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