Los Angeles Lakers: Tie a bow on it, the Denver Nuggets are DONE

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The Denver Nuggets stand no chance against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.

We already knew that the Los Angeles Lakers were going to have an easier matchup in the Western Conference Finals when the Denver Nuggets overcame the Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets are a great team and a great story, but the Clippers are built to compete with the Lakers.

The matchup against Denver is entirely in the Lakers’ favor. They have really good defensive bigs that the Clippers did not have to slow down Nikola Jokic and really good team defense to limit the guard play from Jamal Murray.

We saw that in action in Game 1. Murray and Jokic scored a combined 42 points and did not get much help outside of Michael Porter Jr. and were thoroughly handled by the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers won 126-114, but it would have been more if it was not for garbage time in the fourth quarter.

We have seen enough. The Denver Nuggets are D-O-N-E done. The Denver Nuggets? More like the Donever Nuggets.

Los Angeles Lakers podcast: Explaining the done chain on the Nuggets

We broke down Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in the latest episode of the Lake Show Life Podcast, explaining why the Nuggets are done and this series is already decided.

We do more than just talk about why the Nuggets are done in this series, though. We break down why the Lakers had so much success against Denver in Game 1, what really stood out from a team standpoint and even address the foul calls that non-Laker fans are calling controversial.

Yes, the Lakers got more foul calls, but that was a product of bad officiating. Typically, when there is bad officiating the more talented team takes advantage, like the Lakers did.

The segments of the episode include our update on our purple and gold players from this series. Daniel picked Alex Caruso as his gold player and Paul Millsap as his purple player; Jason picked Markieff Morris as his gold player and Gary Harris as his purple player.

We also break down the betting lines for Game 2 and give our predictions for both the spread and the total. Jason went 0-2 in his picks for Game 1 and Daniel went 2-0.

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