Full highlights from the Lakers’ Game 4 win against the Nuggets from LakersHDHighlights24.
Lakers lose to the Nuggets in Game 3, 99-84.
Javale McGee (yes, that Javale McGee from the Wizards) outplayed Bynum, putting up 16 points and 15 rebounds on 8-12 shooting. Bynum had 18 points and 12 boards, but on 5-11 shooting, and tons of frustration on either not getting touches, or foul calls … or goaltending calls.
Ty Lawson burned the Lakers in the first half and ended the game with 25 points and 7 assists. More remarkable was the fact that he had 0 turnovers.
And after averaging 34 points in the first two games of the series, Kobe had only 22 on 7-23 shooting. Even worse were the 6 turnovers. To put that number in contrast, the entire Nuggets team had 6 turnovers. Kobe did have 6 rebounds and 6 assists however.
Charles picks the Nuggets, Kenny the Lakers & Shaq the Lakers.
What are your predictions for the series?
Recap of the Lakers 92-89 over the Denver Nuggets.
Andrew Bynum came up big, scoring 29 points and bringing down 13 boards, and Kobe Bryant was one assist away from a triple-double (17 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists).
It was also Derek Fisher’s 500th consecutive game.
Bye Maduabum, it was like you were never here …
The Los Angeles Lakers have sent the draft rights to second round selection (56th overall) Chukwudiebere Maduabum to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for a future second round draft pick.
Meanwhile, Laker fans continue to search Youtube for Andrew Goudelock highlights.
Pretty tough to lose games, but you can’t be mad at a 9-game winning streak. I wish the Lakers played better in the 4th quarter … they weren’t able to get away with mistakes like they were against the Jazz. Bynum sitting out for much of the 4th because of his knee also changed the complexion of the game a lot, most considerably during that Kenyon Martin offensive rebound after the free-throw. Not sure why Odom was boxing out down low instead of Pau either. BUT … we can always find things wrong in a loss.
Unfortunately, the Spurs were able to snap their 6-game losing streak, putting a little more distance between them and the Lakers.
On Thursday Kobe called the fans in Denver stupid for booing Melo.
Tonight, he just went dumb (in the good way), scoring 14 points in the 3rd quarter, 18 overall, and bringing the Lakers to their first win in Denver in five games. Five players scored in double figures for us, and Lamar & Pau each had double doubles.
In Kobe’s red hot third quarter the Lakers outscored Denver 33-20, pretty much deciding the game right there. They then were able to hold on to the lead with a strong inside game. Pau finished with 19 points, Lamar 18 and Andrew 17. Gasol and Odom had 13 and 10 boards, respectively.
Had to happen sooner or later.
While Heat/Boston/Magic fans rejoice (idkwhy), Laker fans have to just be happy we’re in 1st place. Hate to lose a game like this though: Pau playing soft, not going strong to the rim, bench giving up leads in the fourth quarter, everyone watching Kobe on offense.
Fortunately, it isn’t the end of the world. You’d just like to see more effort put on the floor. Denver really showed up at the stretch though, hit a lot of big shots, they deserve their props.
Oh, and a question: Why are people happier to see the Lakers lose than their own team win. LOL.
LAKERS SHOOTOUT 2010!!
Basically … four teams: Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets & Jazz.
Clippers and Jazz play at 4:30 today, Lakers v. Nuggets at 7:30.
On Sunday, winners play the winners, and the losers play the losers. Lakers will still play at 7:30 tomorrow, no matter what.