LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers is defended by Al Harrington #7 of the Denver Nuggets during the second half in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers defeated the Nuggets 103-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Game 2 is set for Tuesday night.
The Denver Nuggets were down by 13 points to the Los Angeles Lakers after the first quarter in Game 1 and they were never able to recover. The Nuggets were bothered by LA's size in the paint -- the Lakers blocked 15 shots -- and made just 36.8% of their two-point attempts.
So there are some adjustments for George Karl and the Nuggets to make as they ready for Tuesday night's Game 2. They'll need a better effort from guards Arron Afflalo and Ty Lawson, who were a combined 6-22 from the field on Sunday.
Game Date & Time: Tuesday, May 1, 8:30 p.m. MT
TV Coverage: Altitude, TNT
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