May 1, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) shoots the ball against the defense of Denver Nuggets small forward Corey Brewer (13) during the second half of game two of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
Denver hasn't played badly, but Los Angeles' stars have come to play and put the Nuggets in a 2-0 hole. Can Denver stay in the series in Game 3?
The Nuggets are trying, guys. They really are. Since a brutal first quarter in Game 1, the Lakers have only outscored Denver by a grand total of six points.
But LA is kind of playing well right now. Andrew Bynum stole the spotlight with his triple-double in Game 1 and then kept it going strong with a 27-point outing in Game 2. And Kobe Bryant - you might have heard of him - has put up 30 in each game. It's not the Nugs' fault that they're down 2-0, but they're going to need to keep playing at their current level and also hope that Los Angeles cools off a little bit to win a game at this point.
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