The Los Angeles Lakers need one more win against the Denver Nuggets to advance to the NBA's Western Conference semifinals. Sunday's 92-88 victory gave the Lakers a 3-1 series lead with the two teams meeting for game five in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
Game five promises to be another close game between these two teams, considering it's a win or go home situation for the Nuggets. Sunday's game featured 16 ties and 18 lead changes, and was not decided until Steve Blake converted on a clutch three-pointer with 18 seconds left to seal the Lakers' victory.
Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. PT
TV: TNT (National), FSN West LA (Local)
Playoff Series Stats:
- Scoring: Kobe Bryant, 28.5 points per game
- Rebounding: Andrew Bynum, 10.3 rebounds per game
- Assists: Andre Miller, 6 assists per game
- Game one: Lakers 103, Nuggets 88
- Game two: Lakers 104, Nuggets 100
- Game three: Lakers 84, Nuggets 99
- Game four: Lakers 92, Nuggets 88