How the Lakers went up 2-0 with Davis’ ‘Mamba shot’
When the Los Angeles Lakers took a 16-point third-quarter lead with 8:12 left in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Denver Nuggets, it seemed like they would cruise to a victory, like they did in Game 1.
But the Nuggets kept playing, cutting the Los Angeles lead to 82-78 entering the fourth quarter. After a Nikola Jokic hook shot, Denver took a one-point lead with one possession to defend.
Anthony Davis’ buzzer-beater gave the Lakers a 105-103 win and a 2-0 series lead, but it was quite a way to get to the end. Our experts submit their takeaways after two games between the Nuggets and Lakers.
Anthony Davis leaves a legacy against Nikola Jokic
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