The Los Angeles Lakers got off to a hot start against the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter of Game 1 of their first round NBA playoff series on Sunday, building a 27-14 lead after one quarter. Steve Blake contributed with nine points, hitting three of five shots from beyond the three-point arc.
Blake was so hot, he didn't even care if there was a hand in his face:
Blake wasn't the only one who was hot, as a young fan won $6,000 by hitting a free throw and three-pointer in between quarters.
The Lakers are 17-4 all-time against Denver in the playoffs, including 9-2 in Los Angeles. The Lakers have won all five playoff series they have played against Denver. The Lakers are 34-2 in first round series when they have home court advantage.
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