Lakers vs Nuggets: Game Four
A couple of clutch triples from both Ramon Sessions and Steve Blake sealed the win for the Lakers as they took down the Nuggets at the Pepsi arena. 20 points from Danilo Gallinari was the only real standout for the Nuggets in the loss, with Andre Miller scoring 11 points in the opening minutes but going quiet for much of the rest of the game. Andrew Bynum continued to dominate the Nugget’s frontcourt with 19 points and 7 rebounds.
“They run very well, they’re going to beat our bigs down the floor, so our smalls are going to have to help out or Faried and McGee are getting dunks. We just said if they throw the ball in the post, guard them. Make them shoot jumpers, don’t back up and let them get to the rim.”
— Brown, on his team’s transition defense
Kobe Bryant flirted with a triple double all night with 22 points 8 rebounds and 6 assists. However perhaps the biggest reason for the Lakers win was the defence of Ramon Sessions on Ty Lawson, who tore through the Lakers last game. However, this time around, Lawson was held to just 11 points on 5-13 shooting. Now the Nuggets face the unenviable task of fighting for their playoffs lives in Staples.