The Los Angeles Lakers return home tonight to try and finish off the Denver Nuggets in game 5 of their playoff series. Up to date odds for this game can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Lakers have a 3-1 series lead on the Nuggets after they beat them in Denver in game 4 by a score of 92-88. Kobe Bryant did not have his best game, but still managed to score 22 points and also had a well-rounded game adding 8 assists and 6 rebounds as well. The stars of the Lakers were picked up in a big way by Steve Blake and Ramon Sessions who hit clutch shots late that were a big part of the win. Kobe had the ball in his hands for both possessions, but found the open man on both occasions and in both cases his teammates came up big. Do not count on Kobe passing up these opportunities often, but it is good to know he is willing to find the open man when he needs to.
The Nuggets on the other hand played the Lakers tough, but simply did not have enough in the end. Offensively the Nuggets were led by Danilo Gallinari who had 20 points and Andre Miller was a solid contributor off the pine with 15 points.
The Nuggets did not play their best game in game 4, but yet they were still very much in the game throughout. The Lakers now return home now and they know the importance of closing this series out ASAP. We actually like the Lakers by close to double digits so we will take them a lay the points with no problem at the sports book.