Gasol Rebounds…World Peace In LA? Lakers defeat Nuggets in Game 7
Pau Gasol rising back to normal, and the return of Metta World Peace proved to much for the Denver Nuggets to handle Saturday night, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Nuggets in the decisive game seven.
Gasol was on top of his game, after having an absolutely terrible game 6. The 7-footer had 23 points, 17 rebounds, 6 assists as well as 4 blocked shots for the Lakers in their 96-87 victory. World Peace added 15 points in his first game back, after serving a seven game suspension.
Steve Blake was hot from downtown, as he had his own personal playoff career high of 19 points.
Ty Lawson and Al Harrington led the way for the Nuggets with 24 points apiece. Despite losing the series the Nuggets showed tremendous resilience, coming back from a 3-1 series deficit to force a game seven. That resilience remained with them in game seven, as the Nuggets came back from a 16 point deficit in the 3rd quarter to make things interesting again.
The Lakers will face the Oklahoma City Thunder in round two, with game one taking place Monday night in Oklahoma City.