Greg Monroe hit a game high 27 points but it’s not enough as the Detroit Pistons fall to the Denver Nuggets 109-97 Tuesday night.
Two of the NBA’s four winless teams meet Tuesday night, though one of them being without a victory comes as a bigger surprise than the other.
Andre Miller scored 24 points, including two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets survived Kobe Bryant’s late scoring barrage in a 43-point performance, avoiding playoff elimination with a 102-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 22 points, Andrew Bynum added 19 and the Los Angeles Lakers’ stars got plenty of help from their supporting cast in a 92-88 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night for a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
The playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets was briefly interrupted when a 20-year-old stalker of several Nuggets players walked out on the court in the second quarter Sunday night.
The Denver Nuggets figure the way to quit getting beaten inside and out by the Los Angeles Lakers is to get them running up and down the court.
Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Andrew Bynum posted the Lakers’ first playoff triple-double in 21 years with an NBA postseason record-tying 10 blocked shots, and LA controlled the tempo in a playoff-opening 103-88 victory over the Nuggets.
The Denver Nuggets earned themselves another postseason date with the Los Angeles Lakers. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen.
The signing of Wilson Chandler seems like it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Denver Nuggets.
Denver’s 18 made 3-pointers Saturday set an opponents’ franchise record against the Pistons. Phoenix held that mark for less than a year after making 15 3-pointers on April 3, 2010.