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Nuggets-Lakers Game 2: Nuggets Recover Their Heads, Earn Split Decision

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The first 18 minutes of Denver’s 106-103 Game Two victory over the Lakers provided a glimpse into Denver’s not-so-illustrious recent history.

The Nuggets big men played with no competitive fire whatsoever. Nene committed the egregious mistake of walking with his back to the ball to his man under the basket, being in no position to play defense. A halfcourt pass by Derek Fisher after an inbounds pass located Andrew Bynum all alone for a plus-one slam. And Nene never failed to not hustle back in his transition defense. Kenyon Martin spent most of the first half stargazing at Lakers’ missed shots instead of attempting to corral the rebounds. Too often Carmelo Anthony attempted to drive into a wall of Lakers defen...

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