Game 4 was all sorts of intense this past Sunday! And what was with that lady walking onto the court in the middle of the game? I want to know what she was up to… but am happy she wasn’t able to get close enough to do anything harmful to the players.
The first playoff game on the road was messy, but the Lakers were able to overcome and win 92-88 last night. The game started out ugly; by halftime, the Nuggets were up 51-45, and were dominating us on the court. By the start of the 4th quarter, the game was tight. Both teams went back and forth for the lead, staying within a basket or two of each other. Ramon Sessions and Steve Blake in the end, shot two crucial three-pointers to seal the Lakers’ victory. Kobe Bryant lead the scoring with 22 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Andrew Bynum had 19 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks. Pau Gasol came away with 13 points, nine rebounds (five offensive), and six assists.
I may get my prediction of a five-game series. After all, I don’t expect L.A. to lose at home next game. This would mean Metta World Peace would miss the first game of the second round.
Were you at L.A. Live this weekend? See if you and your friends made it into our fan album from the ESPN Zone during Game 4.
Lakers Nation News
Lakers Need Short Denver Series More than World Peace [LA Times]
Steve Blake Hits Big Shot [Silver Screen and Roll]
Andrew Bynum No Longer a Luxury [ESPN]
Kate Upton and the NBA Cheering Section [OC Register]
NBA Coverage and GIFs [SB Nation]
Sunday’s Leftovers: Game 4 [Forum Blue and Gold]
Paul Gasol Picks a Good Time to Show His Toughness [LA Times]
Lakers Fans in Their Purple and Gold [OC Register]
Fan Interrupts Lakers vs Nuggets Game [NBA]
Has Bynum Surpassed Kobe Bryant? [Silver Screen and Roll]
How Kobe Hurts Himself [Hoop Speak]
Lakers Not Taking it Lying Down [OC Register]
Baron Davis’ Torn ACL and MCL [SB Nation]
Paul Pierce Injured Knee, May Be Out Game 5 [ESPN]
NBA Playoffs Report Card [Eye on Basketball]
Allen Iverson’s Famous “Practice” Rant is 10-Years-Old Today [Deadspin]
Mike Woodson on Knicks Playoff Win [ESPN NY]
Fisher Moves on While Nowitzki Laments Odom [OC Register]
Kanye West Really Likes the Knicks City Dancers [SI.com]
76ers Take 3-1 Lead over Bulls [Pro Basketball Talk]
Miami’s Damn-Near-Perfect Defense [NBA Playbook]
Thunder Sweep the First Round [Yahoo Sports]
Celtics Top Hawks with 3-1 Series Lead [NBA]
NBA Playoffs: Grizzlies Look to Tie it Up [SB Nation]