DENVER, CO - MAY 06: Steve Blake #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates his three point shot with 18 seconds remaining in the game against the Denver Nuggets with Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 6, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Lakers defeated the Nuggets 92-88 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
It's win or go home time for the Denver Nuggets. Can the Lakers finish them off in game five on Tuesday?
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