Here are the highlights of the Game 1 Western Conference Finals match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets which was scheduled on September 19, 2020 (Local Time).
The Los Angeles Lakers destroys the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 in the Western Conference Finals.
The Lakers went off in the second quarter and in the third quarter as they went for a 41-67 against the Nuggets.
In this game, LeBron James played as a facilitator for his team. He finished the game with a double-double, he scored 15 points and dimed 12 assists. He is only 4 assists shy of having a triple-double in this game.
The other star of the Lakers, Anthony Davis, scored a total of 37 big points and also grabbed 10 rebounds.
Caldwell-Pope, who has been very good in the playoffs, scored 18 points and hit 3 three-point makes out of his 5 attempts.
The Lakers have 5 players in double figures, namely, Anthony Davis, Lebron James, Caldwell-Pope, Kuzma, and Howard.
Their opposition, the Denver Nuggets, got their stars having bad nights as 3 nuggets got foul troubles. They are Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray, and Nikola Jokic.
Jamal Murray played good in the first half, but he just could not carry it in the second half. He scored 21 points, dished out 5 assists, and hit 3 three-point shots.
“The Joker”, who is only 1 foul away from fouling out, scored also 21 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
The series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets will resume on Monday at 7:30 AM for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
Los Angeles Vs Denver Game 1 Box Score
Lakers (126) – Davis 37, Caldwell-Pope 18, James 15, Howard 13, Kuzma 11.
Nuggets (114) – Jokic 21, Murray 21, Porter Jr. 14, Plumlee 9, Grant 9.