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VIDEO: Danilo Gallinari Misses Game-Tying Layup In Nuggets Vs. Lakers Game

The Denver Nuggets could have forced Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers into overtime. Could have, but didn't. See, Danilo Gallinari had a clear path to the net as he glided down the court. A basket would have tied the game at 91 all. Mind you, we're talking about 6-foot-10 forward Gallinari, not 5-foot-11 Ty Lawson.

What does Gallo decide to do? He goes for the layup. And he misses. Why, oh, why go for the layup there? It would have been so much easier to dunk the ball. Slam it down the rim and hopefully send the game into overtime. But no.

Oh, well. Sixty-two games remain in the season. Video below if you want to experience the missed layup again.

For more on this game, visit Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs and Lakers blog Silver Screen and Roll. Check out SB Nation NBA for more news and notes around the league.