Anthony Davis and LeBron James power Lakers’ Game persuade nuggets. The Lakers finally won Game 1. Although they had lost their openers against the Portland Trail Blazers. As well as with the Houston Rockets. They even defeated the Denver Nuggets 126-114 in Game 1. This was of the Western Conference Finals at Orlando, Fla. In the first two rounds Lakers appeared in hurry. They just wanted to put away Denver Nuggets. Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds. LeBron James had 15 points and 12 assists hours. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points. Dwight Howard rejoined the rotation with 13. He was in a powerful return to the conference finals for the Lakers. However, Los Angeles dropped Game 1 against both Portland and Houston. This is before the won their next four games. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray each scored 21 points.
The Nuggets were outscored 34-21 within the second quarter. Additionally, the Lakers will take a 2-0 lead within the series. Game 2 will be on Sunday. The Lakers dominated the paint. They ran roughshod over the Nuggets. Howard frequently got the Hampers. He even picked up fouls around the rim. However, Rondo’s penetration led to open shots from the Lakers. Anthony Davis was very dominant. Whereas LeBron James played brilliantly. Denver didn’t play great defense in Game 1. Though the Lakers did not name Davis and LeBron. If they play this well it will be a very short series. Monte Morris provided some good minutes during the second quarter. Also, Mason Plumlee played well in extended time off the Nuggets. Jokic needs to be careful about not picking up ticky-tack fouls. He even got a couple of whistles.
For Nuggets: C Nikola Jokic had 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. PG Jamal Murray scored 21 points, 5 assists, and 1 rebound. F Michael Porter Jr. scored 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists. Bol Bol added only 2 points. Plumlee scored 9 points.
For Lakers: F/C Anthony Davis scored 37 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists. G/F LeBron James scored 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 12 assists. Whereas G Kentavious Caldwell Pope scored 18 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist.
Though the Lakers’ physicality proved to be a real problem. They did center Nikola Jokic landing in foul trouble. However, the game was very interesting. Hence the fans are for sure waiting for the Game 2.