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Denver, handicapped by Carmelo Anthony's injury and illness, relied on their role players Monday to extract a 120-101 win from the LA Lakers. While Anthony, hobbling on a bad ankle and suffering from a stomach virus, managed just 15 points on 3-for-16 shooting, Chauncey Billups and J.R.
Kobe Bryant scored 41 points Saturday, powering the LA Lakers to a 103-97 victory over Denver and a 2-1 margin in their Western Conference finals. It was Bryant's second 40-plus point game of the series. The loss ended Denver's 16-game home winning streak.
Chauncey Billups hit three free throws in the final 14 seconds Thursday and Denver outfought the Los Angeles Lakers 106-103 to even their playoff series. The Nuggets let what seemed to be a certain victory slip away in the opening contest of the Western Conference finals, but rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second game to grab home-court advantage. Denver will have a chance to take the series lead Saturday when the Nuggets host Game 3. The Lakers held a 41-27 advantage midway through...
Kobe Bryant scored 40 points Tuesday to rally the Los Angeles Lakers to a 105-103 win over Denver in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Two of Bryant's 18 fourth-quarter points came on free throws with 5.8 seconds to play that put the game just out of the reach of the Nuggets, who led by two points at the start of the fourth quarter and by as many as 13 over the course of the game. Game 2 will be played Thursday at Staples Center. Carmelo Anthony led the Nuggets with 39 points and...
Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups teamed for 58 points in a hot shooting performance Wednesday, giving Denver a series-ending 124-110 win over Dallas. The Nuggets won the contentious series 4-1 and advanced to the Western Conference finals, where they will meet either the Los Angeles Lakers or Houston Rockets. Los Angeles will attempt to finish off the Rockets in Houston on Thursday. Anthony scored 30 points and Billups had 11 assists to go with his 28 points.
Dirk Nowitzki had 44 points Monday, 19 in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks beat Denver 119-117 to stay alive in the Western Conference semifinals. Nowitzki went 14-for-25 from the field and pulled down 12 rebounds.
Carmelo Anthony's 3-pointer with one second left Saturday boosted Denver to a 106-105 win over Dallas and a 3-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal. Anthony, who sank just 9-of-24 shots, had recorded a dunk to cut Denver's deficit to 105-103 with 28.5 seconds left. Chauncey Billups led the Nuggets with 32 points, three assists and three rebounds.
Carmelo Anthony and Nene scored 25 points apiece Tuesday, boosting the Denver Nuggets to a 117-105 win over Dallas for a 2-0 lead in the Western semifinals. J.R.
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