Byline by- Vinayak Heliwal
The Los Angeles Lakers moved to the verge of advancing to the NBA finals with a 114-108 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals .It was a close game throughout, but the Lakers gained the lead early in the first quarter and never relinquished it.
The Los Angeles Lakers were once again led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope putting together a great game and making some big plays down the stretch.
Lebron James put up 26 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists in performance just shy of a triple-double, while Davis had a game-high of 34 points.Dwight Howard, making his third start of the season had 12 points and 11 rebounds.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 13 points, while Rajon Rondo (11 points) and Kyle Kuzma (10 points) both reached double – digits off the bench
The Lakers have 16 Championship, one behind Boston for the most in NBA history, but they haven’t played for one since winning their most recent title in 2010.
On the Other hand Jamal Murray was simply spectacular for the Nuggets but he was unable to bring his team back. Nikola Jokic also played well but was saddled with foul trouble which caused him to miss a good chunk of the fourth quarter.
Although the Nuggets have become the first NBA team to come back from two 3-1 deficits in the same postseason by winning their two previous series. They now need to do it again to avoid elimination. The Lakers will look to advance to the NBA Finals with a win in Game 5 on Saturday