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And 84-99 Nuggets will be your final score for Game 3, with the Lakers still leading the series 2-1. Been great hanging out with you, fellow citizens of the internet. Thanks for putting up with my bad basketball commentary and worse commercial commentary. Unless Mark has any final thoughts to share, this may be it for tonight’s love blog. Remember to visit the Chase Down Block for all your JaVale McGee and Manimal related needs. Good night, guys.
Denver up twelve with 37 seconds left. JaVale and Farried are the lynch-pins of a great victory for the home crowd fans. Who should definitely try harder to keep Laker fans out of their arena next game. Maybe if they circle the arena with bleach?
It isn’t fair that I love to see Pau Gasol get hammered on a block and go to the ground. But it doesn’t change the fact that I do.
Gallo with an absurdly sissified little skip-to-my-lou flop to get to the line.
The Manimal requires you to respect his jumper. He will accept nothing less.
Although I’d be lying if I said the one where Bucky the Badger is nearly caught facebook stalking an attractive young rodent type chick didn’t make me smile everytime I saw it.
This basketball has gotten unreasonably ugly all of the sudden. Mozgov fouls Kobe, who will likely get his first points since midway through the third on some FTs after the commercial break. Where I will watch one of ESPN3′s 4 commercials over and over. And over. And over.
That’s out of bounds on you no matter how hard you try to flop Mozgov.
Steve Blake misses a three, and the Lakers poor perimeter shooting is coming back to haunt them. You have to wonder how far they can really go with that holding them back this year.
Gallinari has seemed quiet tonight. Wonderful flop shot right there is the first time I recall hearing his name in a long time.
Come on ESPN 3. These Poland Ukraine soccer promos are cruel and unusual punishment.
These Lawson jumpers are killing Denver. But the Manimal and JaVale McGee are saving them.
Someone needs to grad the Denver fan at the end of the scorers table in the Jersey and button-down shirt. It’s a travesty sir. And that’s before we get to the sunglasses.
Of course then Pau Gasol for three makes me think maybe they aren’t done.
Andre sets up Manimal for a JAM, as only the Manimal could jam it. A steal leads to another Andre lay up in transition. And the Nuggets lead is back up to 11. So much for the Laker flood theory.
72-65 Denver at the end of the third. The Nuggets are playing their hearts out, but the slow Laker flood will go over their heads if they can’t find a way to get Bynum to cool off.
Barnes still doing Barnes things. Who would have guessed he would have been funnier than JaVale?
Barnes wraps up Lawson to force a jump ball. Very disruptive, that Barnes. It’s just a coin toss for whose team he’s disrupting at any given time.
An amazing and athletic play that could be illegal. Is there a more JaVale McGee play? (Other than running back on offense?)
JaVale unleashed one of his patented Goal-Blocks, but Kobe recovers it and drains the jumper. Nuggets lead is down to five now.
Matt Barnes inbounding, and then not getting in bounds in time to get his return pass, resulting in a very Barnes-ian turnover.
This game is going to give me one hell of a JaVale McGee man-crush.
SO MUCH SCORING SO FAST!!!!
If Ty Lawson has the destructive force of lightning, Andrew Bynum is starting to look like a flood. Slow, strong, and inevitable.
I know it’s getting repetitive guys, but DAMN Ty Lawson is fast.
Bynum’s post moves are starting to come back to him. This could become a problem real fast, Denver.
Kobe Bryant cares not for your Timofey Mozgov jump-balls.
RAMON. SESSIONS. Has no intentions of gifting this one.
Bynum’s first basket of the game should give him some extra pep in his step. Lakers have cut the lead to 10 and unless the Nuggets go on another three-point barrage, we should have a relatively close game for the rest of the way.
Wow. Full court pass from Sessions to Pau Gasol for the jam. The most nonchalant jam ever. Pau follows it up with a block. We may be worried about getting the wrong Laker big man going, Mike Brown.
Doris Burke trolling Knicks fans about Lebron. “Don’t they remember Reggie Miller?” High comedy.
Try to say “And Afflalo and the foul” three times fast.
I want that same Michael Jordan commercial, only with the real Michael Jordan. In Charlotte. Getting the same dirty looks.
And the Denver Nuggets are up sixteen at the half. Starting to look like the Lakers are planning on gifting this one.
Pau Gasol scores on a lay in while yelling like he’s playing women’s tennis.
JaVale McGee has all of your rebounds.
It’s starting to feel like the Lakers should be leading already, but then McGee scores more points, and you realize they shouldn’t be.
Kobe Bryant can make anything. Hard to defend that, it turns out.
“We got those points because Ty Lawson is stupid fast.” George Karl.
That chubby guy in the Kobe jersey holding up the three was precious. But Kobe gets to the line on the following play, and things are starting to turn against Denver.
Kobe Bryant arrives back in the game to the weirdest boo/cheer I have ever heard.
GET OUT OF THE RAFTERS KEVIN DURANT! Don’t you see how stars are dropping like flies these playoffs?!?!?!
Denver isn’t missing right now but the Lakers’ effort isn’t there on the boards and their execution has been poor. It’s not so bad if Denver wins this game in a blowout and gets their unconscious shooting performance out of the way.
Still way to early to call this, but it does seem like asking for three close games in one night could be construed as “getting greedy.” Nuggets up 20.
Ty Lawson tires of the purple and gold.
JaVale McGee post moves resulting in points bode double ill.
Andre Miller with the fancy off-the-backboard pass leading to a Corey Brewer three. This bodes ill for the Lakers.
I’m forced to wonder if Hope’s last name is Solo by a weird coincidence, or if her parents are huge Star Wars fans.
I agree with Mark here. And it’s always good to lose the first one in Denver when you can always trot out the old “the altitude is horrible” excuse.
“Barnes for three.” We all know how that ended.
Ty Lawson pleases the Manimal.
“Keep an eye out for Metta World Peace.” And make sure you don’t stand behind him if you value your life.
Ty Lawson is a human cheat code. Just made the Lakers D look like they were suspended in syrup.
Kobe Bean Bryant, down by seven and looking bored.
It is in the Lakers best interest to lose at least one game in Denver. And with the way Sessions has been playing (terribly) I say just spend the whole game trying to get him on track.
The Nuggets pull of a really quick (and I mean quick) 7-0 run to make it 19-12. This could get interesting.
And onward to Lakers Nuggets, tied at twelve. Very curious to see if George Karl and his team of no-stars can steal a game or two in Denver. Also kinda hope they don’t, and I get to see Kobe go all Kobe on them.
And you can practically hear the liquor start flowing in Chi-town with Deng’s missed three. Sixers go up 2-1. As the Malcolm in the Middle theme song taught me, “Life is unfair.”
So curious what the next step is for Philadelphia after this post season. Unless we get major growth from someone, this team is only good for a first or second round loss every year. Are they interested in blowing it up to make a serious run?
JOHN. LUCAS. III.
And the State of Utah nods solemnly as Carlos Boozer misses the most wide open two I’ve ever seen.
For Chicago that is.
I feel like Bill Murray is a bad omen.
Every shot from John Lucas III is like a burning reminder that Derrick Rose is dead. And yes, I was in the drama club.
Huge missed FTs from Turkish Delight there. And a long two from Spencer Hawes. I’m in disbelief.
Carlos Boozer is 9-16 from the floor and 2-2 on creepily well shaped eye brows.
This Max Payne 3 commercial I keep seeing on ESPN 3 gets me nostalgic of junior high. All I’m missing is a foot of height and a bunch of Linkin Park CDs.
And back to Bulls-Sixers, the battle of two teams that are essentially mirror images of one another. (Without Rose that is.)
And that will seal it. Celtics go up 2-1. Starting to look like I was right being down on the Hawks all year.
Hawks had their shot to take homecourt back but their executing in the final minute of the fourth was poor. Now on to Lakers-Nuggets.
Le sigh… really wanted a T-Mac three there. Just for old times sake.
Wow. Ray Allen with the missed FT. I am definitely having acid flashbacks.
McGrady watched as Garnett dunked that one home. Should do it in this one. Celtics up four with 28 seconds left in overtime.
Spencer Hawes with the late fourth quarter basket in a playoff game. I think I may be having acid flashbacks.
And by the way, I’m obviously an idiot for watching this with BOS-ATL on.
Dribbling is Kyle Korver’s kryptonite.
And I’m here to join you guys just in time to see Rip…….um….rip a three.
Joe Johnson plays some great defense on the predictable Paul Pierce ISO play. Pierce misses the shot at the buzzer. Overtime in Boston.
Joe Johnson with two huge shots and the game is tied at 80 with a minute to go.
A corner three from Willie Green cuts the lead to five with two and a half minutes left. Rajon Rondo has notched the seventh triple double of his playoff career.
A Pierce three puts the Celtics up six, a sizable lead in this series.
The Hawks have fought back half way through the third to cut Boston’s lead to one. Not surprisingly, Teague is at the center of it all, distributing well and moving all over the place defensively.
McGrady lands awkwardly on Rondo’s ankle after taking a jumpshot and hops to the locker room. Avery Bradley rejects Joe Johnson’s shot in the closing seconds and the Celtics take a two point lead at halftime.
Hawks getting some valuable minutes from Tracy McGrady and Erick Dampier. T-Mac has 10 points and six boards and Dampier has four boards in 11 minutes. Their small line-up with Ivan Johnson at the five is doing pretty well and Atlanta is up two with a minute and a half to go in the first half.
A little tardy tonight but it’s better late than never. The Hawks have started off this game well despite being without Josh Smith. Erick Dampier has been good in early minutes so far but Ray Allen is back and just knocked down his first shot.