Lakers News, Rumors, and Recap: Lakers Play Game 4 Tonight
The Lakers have a chance to redeem Friday night’s loss against the Nuggets in Game 3 tonight tonight in Denver. Still on the road, tonight’s game is crucial; either the Lakers will come away with a big two-game lead at 3-1 or the Nuggets will tie up the series, adding intense pressure to the next three games.
In a few hours, Game 4 against the Nuggets will start, and the Lakers need to be on top of their game. A key to tonight’s game is to not have as many turnovers. Friday night, the Lakers gave away 15 possessions with turnovers. They also need to improve their rebounding. With two 7-footers playing, it’s not acceptable to allow teams to out-rebound them. The last thing the Lakers need is heart; Friday night’s performance was a little lackluster.
I would love to see the Lakers win tonight on the road and show Nuggets fans that they can’t be intimidated. Kobe had a word or two about zealous game-watchers who taunt the Black Mamba. He seems to feel fan taunting just adds to his drive to win.
Game 1: Nuggets 88, Lakers 103
Game 2: Nuggets 100, Lakers 104
Game 3: Lakers 84, Nuggets 99
Game 4, First Round, Western Conference
Los Angeles Lakers (2-1) at Denver Nuggets (1-2)
May 6, 2012
6:30 PM PST
Pepsi Center, Denver, C
TV: KCAL, TNT
Radio: 710 AM (English) 1330 AM (Spanish)
Nuggets Projected Starting Line-Up: PG: Ty Lawson SG: Arron Afflalo SF: Danilo Gallinari PF: Kenneth Faried C: Timofey Mosgov
Key Reserves: G Andre Miller, F Corey Brewer, C JaVale McGee, PF Al Harrington
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