LAKERS BEAT NUGGETS!
The LA Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 102-84 to take a 3-0 series lead. I have now come to the conclusion that the Nuggets are too soft to win (I knew that winning this series was out of the question). They didn't even play a decent defensive possession until the third quarter. They needed to play Celtic defense the entire game. They also didn't care about how bad they were playing. Miss a shot, no big deal, we're here to lose anyway. They really need some people who are hungry to win. Melo and AI are eating very well in this series.
Kobe really didn't have to score much to help them win. 19 points isn't much when you're talking Kobe. He was able to fill up the stat sheet with boards and dimes instead of scoring. This is key to keeping KB24 full of energy. If they want to go deep in the playoffs, they'll need much more than 19 points from him.
The Pistons have two guys that would be a perfect fit for Denver. Lindsey Hunter and Jason Maxiell, two guys who have tons of passion. They play terrific defense and they are a tremendous spark off the bench. If only the Nuggets actually had something to entice Joe Dumars (Pistons top dog).