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Denver aims to clinch the series against Los Angeles in Game 4

Published April 27, 2024 at 12:44
BY KEVIN BARREAU
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The Denver Nuggets are set to face the Los Angeles Lakers in a pivotal Game 4 at the Crypto.com Arena this Saturday, leading the Western Conference First-Round Playoffs 3-0. A striking 88% of bets are favoring a total over 218.5 points. According to ESPN Analytics, Denver holds a 57% chance of clinching the series in this matchup. Despite their underdog status at home with a 5-7 record this season, the Lakers face a Nuggets team that has excelled on the road, boasting a 21-11 record as the away favorite.

Throughout the series, Denver has consistently come from behind, overcoming double-digit deficits in each game, demonstrating a robust championship resilience powered by stellar second-half performances. Remarkably, they've outscored the Lakers by 42 points in the latter halves. Aaron Gordon shone in Game 3, netting 29 points and 15 rebounds, while Nikola Jokic contributed 24 points, 15 rebounds, and nine assists. Despite Jamal Murray's shooting struggles, his potential breakout adds another layer of threat to the Nuggets' arsenal.

Conversely, the Lakers have squandered double-digit leads in all three games, a surprising fact given the high stakes. Compounding their woes, Anthony Davis has been scoreless in the fourth quarter of the last two games, and D'Angelo Russell failed to score in Game 3, a critical lapse for a starting point guard in a must-win game. Despite consistent performances from AD and LeBron James, the lack of support from other players looms large over their campaign.

Denver, having swept the Lakers in last season's playoffs and extending their winning streak against them to 11 games, looks to close out the series. Historically, no NBA team has ever overturned a 3-0 deficit, setting a daunting challenge for the Lakers as they look to defy the odds.


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