• Fago Franklin III

Kyle Kumza hits a game winning dagger to win it for the Lakers

Orlando- Kyle Kuzma wins the game for the Los Angles Lakers, as they pull out the victory over the Denver Nuggets, 124-121.


With under .10 seconds left in regulation and a tie game between the Nuggets and Lakers, Lakers' head coach Frank Vogel drew up a play for his team. LeBron James inbounded the ball to one of his teammates, came back and got the ball back, and passed the ball to a wide-open Kuzma, who nailed a three-pointer in the face of Boi Boi. Kuzma's three was the nail in the coffin for the Nuggets, as the Lakers went on to win the game by three points.


Outside shooting for the Lakers was exceptional as they shot 48% from behind the arc and shot 54% for the game. Kuzma was a huge factor in the win for the Lakers. He was aggressive with driving to the basket, hitting open shots, and was not thinking inside of his head. He let the game come to him and when he does that, Kuzma usually has big nights as we saw tonight. Kuzma finished the game with 25 points, 3 assists, and 6 rebounds.


Let's talk about the two head monsters in LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who came to play. Both players combined for 56 points, 17 assists, and 7 rebounds, as they helped the Lakers pull this victory out. James and Davis fed off of each other, as their sense of urgency pushed the pace of the game in the second half. It seemed like every time the Nuggets went on a mini-run, the Lakers would counter back and set themselves in a position to get within striking distance. James made the right call at the end of the game and it worked out perfectly for the Lakers.

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