Lakers fall again to Nuggets as Lawson dominates The Lakers perhaps were getting ready for the storyline of longtime Lakers guard Derek Fisher now playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder -- and facing the Lakers in the second round of the playoffs. Gut Check Time for the Lakers: Fan Reaction The Los Angeles Lakers are still up 3-2 in their first round series. This is not a time to panic, and I doubt that the Lakers are feeling a great deal of anxiety right now. However, I am sure that most of them grasp that they are in a somewhat precarious situation. If the Denver Nuggets are able to pull out a Game 6 win, they will force the always-dramatic Game 7, where just about anything can ... Nuggets crush Lakers to force a Game 7 Lakers may be in big trouble after Nuggets force Game 7. Are the Lakers in Trouble?: Fan Reaction The Los Angeles Lakers had an opportunity to close out their first round series on May 8. They just didn't get it done. Kobe Bryant did his part, but Andrew Bynum was the only other Laker in double-figures, and the team shot a subpar 39% from the floor. The Lakers bench mustered a very average 19 points, while the Denver bench pumped in an impressive 50 points. JaVale McGee seemed especially ... It's a sick joke, but Lakers are forced into a Game 7 The Lakers are dominated by the Nuggets for the second game in a row and shockingly face an elimination game Saturday at Staples Center. But history will be on their side for the final game. DENVER -- And now it comes down to two words, two desperate words, the two danged words the Lakers never thought they would have to utter while toying with these Rocky Mountain munchkins and misfits. Lakers' Bryant misses shootaround with stomach virus Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant skipped Thursday's shootaround with a stomach bug, putting his status for the team's Game 6 against the Denver Nuggets at risk. Nuggets rout Lakers to force game seven The Denver Nuggets routed an ailing Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 113-96 to stay alive in their NBA Western Conference first-round playoff series. Lakers know this one won't be easy After failing to close out Nuggets, Lakers head to Denver for Game 6. But at least they don't provide any bulletin-board material. The Lakers didn't talk to reporters before getting on their charter flight Wednesday, probably the wisest decision they made in the first round. LOWE: Why the Nuggets have held on against the Lakers The Lakers were expected to close out their series against the Nuggets on Tuesday, but Denver refused to bow out. As Zach Lowe explains, there are five reasons it has held on. Zach Lowe: Why Nuggets proving to be a tough out for Lakers The Lakers are a win away from finishing off Denver and reaching Round 2. But make no mistake: the young Nuggets are proving to be a difficult out for L.A. Zach Lowe examines why.
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