The Denver Nuggets will need all hands on deck tonight if they're going to knock off the Los Angeles Lakers and force Game 7 in their opening round series in the 2012 NBA Playoffs. Despite sustaining a cut in Game 5 that required three stitches below his left left eye, swing man Corey Brewer will play for the Nuggets on Thursday night.
#Nuggets F @CoreyBrewer13 needed 3 stitches below left eye after taking elbow in Game 5 but he will play tonight.— Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) May 10, 2012
Brewer played only 15 minutes in Game 5, finishing with just two points on 1-of-5 shooting from the floor. Denver's bench was still a huge part of the team's success in Game 5, outscoring the bench of the Lakers' 50-19.
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