Today is do or die for the Nuggets. A loss in game three will bring to an end to any hopes, even for the most myopic fan, that the Nuggets have any shot at winning this series.
Of course, a win in game three will make game four a site to behold.
The Nuggets are very good at home, but the Lakers have been almost as good on the road. LA was 27-14 on the road this season and 7-6 on the road against Western Conference playoff teams.
The Lakers are 5-0 against
One of the big refrains from Nugget fans has been they are at their best when their backs are against the wall. Well, do not look now, but their backs are against a wall in a long narrow hallway that is about two feet wide.
I have a hard time envisioning the Nuggets playing better defense than they did in game two. They can play better, but most likely will not. Probably the only area
They will have to make their biggest step forward on offense. Anything short of 25 fast break points and 25 assists will be bad for