In these NBA Playoffs, the Denver Nuggets have proven that playing from behind is not a scary proposition. Now might be a good time to panic, though.
The Los Angeles Lakers have taken a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals, so Denver’s performance at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Game 3 is essentially win or else.
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Lakers: Things have gone well for the Lakers in the series so far. LeBron and Davis have dominated, and the rest of the guys around them have also stepped up. Dwight Howard has given L.A. some major minutes on both sides of the ball, as has Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Lakers have been especially good on the defensive end, holding Denver to 34 percent shooting from long range in both of the first two games. They have also made things tough on Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, and so far other members of the Nuggets haven’t been able to step up. L.A. will look to keep it rolling in Game 3.
Nuggets: Denver has to at least feel good about being able to come back and make it competitive at the end of Game 2 after being down for the majority of the game. Ultimately, though, it couldn’t get the job done. Moving forward in the series the Nuggets will need to take better care of the ball, as they have 37 turnovers through the first two games. They will also need some more members of their supporting cast to step up. Murray, Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. were the only three Nuggets to score in double figures in both Game 1 and 2. That’s not going to get the job done.