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Lakers vs Nuggets score: LeBron James brings Los Angeles back to the finals after finishing Denver in Game 5



LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers advance to the NBA Finals with a 117-107 win over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. The Nuggets made a brave effort but were unable to overcome a third consecutive 3-1 deficit in the series.

James was determined all night, hitting the edge and free-throw line to consistently get his team’s high percentage baskets, and absolutely took over to send the Nuggets to pack. His co-star Anthony Davis struggled with first-half fouls but came out great in the second half as the Lakers thwarted Denver’s comeback.

The Nuggets failed to pick up a pace in the first half due to further woes for Nikola Jokic and an injury to Jamal Murray which seemed to take him down to less than 1

00 percent. True to form, the Nuggets cut the Lakers’ 10-point first-half lead to just three to start the fourth quarter, but were unable to reproduce the heroism that got them to this point.

The Lakers are now seeking the franchise’s 17th NBA title and will meet the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals Series between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics.




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