The Los Angeles Lakers won the first two games of its first-round series with Denver before the Nuggets took Game 3 at the Pepsi Center. In Game 3 Denver rode a big first half to a 24-point lead at the break and were able to keep the Lakers at arms length the rest of the way.
Following that game Lakers center Andrew Bynum vowed to be ready for Game 4 after reportedly arriving late for Game 3 and being held scoreless in the first half. Bynum bounced back in the second have finishing with 18 points and 12 rebounds but he and Pau Gasol were out rebounded by Denver's duo of Kenneth Faried and JaVale McGee.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, May 6, 8:30 p.m. CT
Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Series: Lakers lead 2-1
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