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Down early? Pfft that's just how the Nuggets play

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in games and in series...

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Yeah exactly, can win in 7 if you don't lose 3 games first, I guess?

Risky for sure, but who am I to argue with a strategy that got em this far??

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I'm rooting for Denver, but this matchup will be a tough one. They've already fought off the league's best defensive big man in Rudy Gobert, but now they'll have to face one of the most well-rounded ones in Davis. Plus, for all the grit and determination Denver has shown so far, you have to wonder if (a) the Lakers can muster that kind of effort, and (b) if Denver gets worn out. Two straight 7-game series has to be damn exhausting.

On the subject of (a), I think the Lakers are a big mystery. Lebron has shown moments of absolute determination (e.g. 2016 finals), but he also has shown moments of complete resignation (e.g. 2018 finals). Playoff Rondo is apparently a thing, but none of the other Lakers players strike me as being especially clutch or choke-prone. I suppose we may find out.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Nuggets push hard and keep it close but run out of steam before the end of the series. The Lakers' playoff run so far hasn't been nearly as trying. On the other hand, Denver is a pretty young team while LA is one of the oldest, so maybe they've got more in the tank yet.

On a more Warriors-related topic, are we going to have any coverage of the "Dubble" mini-camp? https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/09/18/warriors-begin-minicamp-next-week-curry-and-green-unlikely-to-participate/

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I was hoping to wait for a clearer picture, but yeah we should probably run something on the bubble soon. I think monday doesn't have any games.

And wtf Alc?! I'll have to check that out, I'm not ready to root for the Lakers. Had to pick em here because they are so heavily favored. In reading this, I noticed I didn't really talk about LeBron, but I'm pretty sure he's gonna murder this Denver defense

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Sep 18, 2020Liked by punk basketball

I know the Lakers are favored and rightly so, but I hope the Nuggets somehow find a way to win this series. I heard Athletic Alchemy's apologetic for why W fans should cheer for the Los Angeles, but that is NEVER going to happen. Go Denver!

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I'd love to see Quinn and JaVale kick ass, but they're not going to get the glory if LA wins, so here's hoping they have plenty of time to tear up garbage time in Q4 of a Denver win! ;)

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