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It's official. The Lakers will host the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs.
The Lakers beat the Nuggets, 3-1 in the season series, though Metta World Peace likely will be absent for the entire series. He'd only appear if the series went to a Game 7. We'll have much more analysis soon. But for now, below is the schedule:
Game 1 - @ Staples Center, Sunday 12:30 pm PT
Game2 - @ Staples Center, Tuesday 7:30 pm PT
Game 3 - @ Denver, Friday 7:30 pm PT
Game4 - @ Denver, Sunday 6:30 pm PT
Game 5 - @ Staples Center, Tuesday May 8
Game 6 - @ Denver, Thursday May 10
Game 7 @ Staples Center, Saturday May 12
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Kobe Bryant will sit out Thursday night's regular season finale at
Sacramento, meaning Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant will win his
third straight NBA scoring title.
In honor of Metta World War.
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