Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals saw the Denver Nuggets dismantle the Los Angeles Lakers to earn their first victory of the series. Mike Malone and his players left everything on the court to get a very important win, 114-106.
Even though the Lakers got close in the last minutes of the 4th quarter, Jamal Murray and the Nuggets didn't leave them any chance and finished the job to put the series 2-1. It was a hard loss for the Lakers, who were frustrating after the final buzz. Cameras caught the moment when LeBron James, out of frustration, banged his head against a stanchion after the game was over.
It's unclear if he did it for the loss, for the Lakers' inability to stop Jamal Murray, or another reason. James was pissed, that's for sure.
“I give credit where credit is due. Denver played exceptionally well.” LeBron James had this to say after their loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Now the Lakers will try to bounce back in Game 4 and take a 3-1 lead, a number that doesn't look that promising knowing the history of the Nuggets throughout these playoffs.
Bron hopes to not repeat these actions for the rest of the series, but this is the playoff, anything can happen, especially against these dangerous Nuggets.