NBA Conference Finals

HIGHLIGHTS: Lakers vs Nuggets – NBA Western Finals 2020 Game 5

HIGHLIGHTS: Lakers vs Nuggets – NBA Western Finals 2020 Game 5
Sitting comfortably on a 3-1 cushion against the Nuggets, the Lakers are in prime position to reach the NBA Finals

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers look to deliver the killer blow on the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals on Saturday, September 26 (Sunday, September 27, Manila time).

Sitting comfortably on a 3-1 cushion in the best-of-seven series, the Lakers are in prime position to reach the NBA Finals as they bank on the momentum they built following their Game 4 win.

The Lakers moved a win away from their first NBA Finals in a decade thanks to James, whose clutch defense on Jamal Murray in Game 4 took the fight out of the Nuggets.

Murray, who had hoped to rally the Nuggets to a 2-2 series tie, failed to score a field goal in the last 6 minutes of Game 4 with James hounding him on defense. (READ: LeBron defense in full display as Lakers near NBA Finals)

But the Nuggets are no strangers to being down 1-3 as they seem to thrive when the odds are stacked against them.

In fact, the Nuggets became the first team in NBA history to overcome a 1-3 deficit twice in the same playoffs when they survived the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers earlier in the postseason.

Can the Nuggets stage another comeback?

Game time is 9 am.

– Rappler.com