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After earning a solid win at home over the Denver Nuggets in Game 1, the Los Angeles Lakers appeared to be the vastly superior team on the the floor. Here are five reasons why they will sweep the Nuggets: Leadership If the Lakers happen to get down late in a game, they've got three legitimate offensive threats who can get buckets and carry them to victory. Who do the Nuggets have? Danilo Gallinari? He was non-existent in the second half of Game 1 after having some success pounding the ball inside early. The Nuggets were 24th in the NBA in fourth quarter points allowed, a troubling stat for the Nuggets that can only make Kobe Bryant salivate.  Without such similar leadership, the Nuggets will likely disintegrate under pressure should they get down by a decent margin in the second half. Paint Presence The paint is a deadly poison for the Nuggets because it affects them both on offense and defense. This Nuggets team has length with Timofey Mozgov, Javale McGee,...
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