Once again, The Los Angeles Lakers have defeated the Denver Nuggets even with Kobe booed and not playing his best. The end score was 102-84.
This is the games scoring comparison:
As you can see, the Lakers outscored the Denver Nuggets every single quarter, the Nuggets slowly fading away as the game progressed.
Surprisingly, Denver shot 43% and the Lakers shot 46% from field goals. From beyond the arch, Lakers shot 26% and the Denver Nuggets shot a respectable 50%. The Lakers were 60% from the stripe, and the Denver Nuggets were 100% from the stripe. You might be wondering, if so much of the percentages for the Nuggets were better than the Lakers, why did they lose? Well, the Los Angeles Lakers' stifling defense and offense took Denver off guard, while Kobe Bryant distributed the ball.
The Largest lead for the Los Angeles Lakers was 19, while the largest lead for the Nuggets was 2. The Lakers kept well throughout the entire game, only exerting 7 turnovers, while the Nuggets had 13.
Los Angeles Lakers team statistics:
|K. Bryant |
|Points||K. Bryant 22||C. Anthony 16|
|Rebounds||K. Bryant 7||M. Camby 12|
|Assists||K. Bryant 8||M. Camby 4|
|Steals||L. Odom 2||M. Camby 1|
|Blocks||P. Gasol 3||M. Camby 2|
Game 4 of the Lakers-Nuggets battle will once again be in the mile-high city, Monday, April 28, 10:30 PM ET. NBA Coverage will be on TNT.
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