The Denver Nuggets get back in this series, now 2-1 lead for the Lakers, behind a huge crowd in the Mile High defeating LA 99-84.
After losing both games at Staples Center the Nuggets were hoping some home cooking would be just what they needed to get back in this series, and were they right.
Ty Lawson, who was inconsistent in the first two games came out strong for the Nuggets, leading the team with 25 points while dishing out 7 assists.
Denver came out like gangbusters to start the game outscoring the Lakers 30-14 in the 1st quarter. At one point the lead ballooned to as high as 24 points at the start of the 2nd quarter.
Two big reasons for Denver's success came at the active hands of JaVale McGee & Kenneth Faried. Who combined to score 28 points while grabbing 30 rebounds, 15 apiece, while also limiting Lakers dominating big man Andrew Bynum to just 18 points on 5/11 shooting.
JaVale McGee especially was an added boost for Denver who needed some frontcourt productivity to at best challenge the dominance of Andrew Bynum. He delivererd coming off the bench to score 16 points, while also grabbing 15 rebounds.
What about Kobe Bryant you ask? Well after a big 38 point Game 2 perfromance the Black Mamba struggled to find his shot in Game 3 and was limited to just 22 points on 7 of 23 shooting from the field.
Game 4 will be played on Sunday at 6:30pm in the Mile High as the Nuggets look to try & even the best of 7 series.