Thursday, May 10, 2012
BY HAZ BEY Kobe showed up in the last two games, but he didn't get help from anyone else as the Lakers got blown-out of Denver 113-96. Denver came out the gates scoring 13 unanswered points to start the game. The Lakers never recovered and are now faced with a "Winners Take All" match in Staples Center on Saturday Night. History is on the Lakers' side with the home teams winning 80% of Game 7s, but the Nuggets are young and hungry and would want nothing more than just to oust Lakers by any means neccessary. Denver guards Ty Lawson & Andre Miller has given the Lakers fits all series long, but Metta World Peace's suspension is over and he will bring what the Lakers have been lacking and that's some intensed perimeter defense. The former NBA Defensive Player of the Year will be completely resting and will feed off the home crowd and play with a lot of emotioin. The bigs of the Lakers will definitely play better, I mean Pau and Andrew can't play any worse. Most importantly, Kobe Bryant will not let the Lakers lose at home to an inferior team with his legacy on the line. It is not happening. The Lakers will find a way to win Saturday Night, it is just a matter of how it will play out.