Anthony Davis saved the Lakers from a 2nd half collapse and yelled “Kobe” after his game-winning 3 gave the Lakers a 2-0 advantage over the ever-resilient Denver Nuggets.
It was as if Kobe willed that last-second shot to drop for Davis, as he put on a mamba like finish to the game, scoring the Lakers final 10 points of the match, in their Mamba inspired jerseys.
As we have seen throughout the playoffs, Denver has twice come back from 3-1 deficits, but you just feel like this was a gut punch to a young squad who had their sights set on tying the series up a 1 a-piece.
Nikola Jokic played bully ball on AD late in the game to give the Nuggets a 1 point advantage, and all they had to do was secure the rebound of a Caruso missed 3 with 4 seconds remaining and the game was theirs.
No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit, so Game 3 is a must-win for this Denver team, one that clearly doesn’t deserve to get swept. Here’s hoping the Nuggets can get one back to extend this series (and improve their chances of staring down a 3-1 hole…right where they want them!)
The Eastern Conference Finals are getting very heated, whether it’s in the Boston locker room, or on the court. Boston welcomed back Gordon Hayward to the line-up, and having him back proved huge for this team, establishing a big 2nd half lead, and showed everyone that this series is far from over.
Jaylen Brown looked locked in from the get-go, and his aggressive play to go along with superstar Jayson Tatum’s near triple-double (25 Pts, 14 Rbs, and 8 Assists) was far too much for Miami to handle in Game 3.
You can see the Boston Miami series going the distance, they’re so evenly matched across the board, and you wouldn’t think anyone would be complaining if we got extra basketball in this series.
Miami will need Butler to be more aggressive in Game 4, and be that alpha we know he can be, especially with all his experience matching up with a younger Boston outfit.
Lakers One Step Closer to NBA Finals Destiny
- by Sam Welsh
- September 23, 2020
- 2 min read