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Lakers outlast Nuggets to advance

05-14-2012 10:59 BJT

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The Los Angeles Lakers were trying book their ticket to the second round. A pesky Denver team stood in their way after coming back from a 3-games-to 1 deficit. The Lakers looked for a boost from Metta World Peace, back in the line-up after serving a seven-game suspension for elbowing Thunder guard James Harden in the head.

Peace was at hand...on hand...for game 7.Ty Lawson showed up too,he went for 32 in the last game for Denver.Ty solid again from three on Saturday night.

Final seconds of the first half. L-A looking for a buzzer beater. Pau Gasol nails it. He would have a big night, Lakers up 6 at the break.

Second half, and a 14-4 run helped the Lakers open a double-digit lead. Peace capped it with a three. He had 15 in his return.

L.A. would stretch the lead to 16 as Kobe Bryant slices through the Denver ’D’.Great fake and then the finish with the left hand from Kobe.

But the Nuggets pushed their way back into it.Lawson goes hard to the rack. He had 24 on the night.

Then it’s Al Jefferson using Andrew Bynum like a turnstile. He also had 24 and the Nuggets take the lead.

The Lakers’ front court began to take charge after that. Gasol gets three, four...five chances at the put back. The Spaniard had 23 points and 17 boards. L.A. up three.

They would get a spark off the bench from Steve Blake. The ex-Maryland Terrapin notched 19 points, including 5-of-6 from downtown.And then in the final minute Kobe seals the deal with a clutch three with a hand in his face.

The Lakers blew a 16-point lead but rallied for a 96-87 win. They eliminated the Nuggets in seven games.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CNTV.CN

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