Knowing that falling into a 3-0 hole against the Los Angeles Lakers might be a deficit they couldn't overcome, the Denver Nuggets delivered an excellent team effort in a 99-84 victory in Game 3. With the Pepsi Center rocking throughout the game, the frontcourt combo of Kenneth Faried and JaVale McGee dominated the paint to help lead the Nuggets to the win.
After being overshadowed by Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum in the first two games, the Nuggets frontcourt finally showed that it was up for the challenge. McGee came off the bench to score 16 points and grab a team-high 15 rebounds, while Faried scored 12 points and pulled down 13 boards for the double-double. Ty Lawson had his best game of the series, scoring a team-high 25 points and dishing out seven assists in 39 effective minutes.
Game Date & Time: Sunday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. (MT)
TV Coverage: TNT & Altitude
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