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NBA Western Confernce Finals: Game 2

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NBA Western Conference Finals: Game 2

 

The Conference Finals make a habit of providing us with great games, and this one didn’t disappoint. An end to end game in the final minutes with a beautiful game-winning buzzer-beater. Although the Lakers are going up 2-0 in the series, the Nuggets are known for being the comeback kids in this postseason. They’ve done it before. but can they do it again? Friendly reminder: practise your free-throws.

 

Denver Nuggets 103-105 Los Angeles Lakers

Anthony Davis finished with 31 points. He scored Los Angeles’ last 10 points and had 22 in the second half to help the Lakers avoid becoming the latest victim of a Denver comeback.

The Nuggets had trailed by as much as 16, but Nikola Jokic scored 11 straight Denver points down the stretch, including a basket that made it 103-102 with 20 seconds to play.

Alex Caruso then missed a 3-pointer and Jamal Murray blocked Danny Green’s shot out of bounds with 2.1 seconds to play. Rajon Rondo inbounded under the basket and found Davis curling toward the sideline, and the All-Star forward swished it to put the Lakers halfway to the NBA Finals.

Some people will blame Nuggets big man Mason Plumlee for letting Davis hit that shot. As he didn’t track AD all the way and tried to call Jerami Grant for a switch.

“Great players make great shots and he did it, so he’s a really good player,” Jokic said.

“That’s a shot Kobe Bryant would hit,” Vogel said. “To me, AD coming off, just flying to the wing-like that, catch-and-shoot with the biggest game on the line of our season, nothing but net, it’s a Mamba shot.”

The Lakers were wearing their black Mamba jerseys. They were co-designed by Bryant, their Hall of Fame guard who died Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash. Davis said wearing the jerseys that mean so much to the team made his winner feel even better.

“In the jersey we wore tonight, it just makes it even more special,” he said.

“Special moment for a special player. Happy to be a part of it,” said LeBron James, who had 26 points and 11 rebounds.

Jokic had 30 points and nine assists, and Murray scored 25 points.

 

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