Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: When it rains, it pours
It was a rough 48 hours for the Nuggets. First was the wild finish in Golden State that ended with Andre iguodala's shot falling after the buzzer. The next night was an absolute offensive onslaught from the Lakers. It is hard out there for a Nugget.
Dwight Howard got things going with 16 points in the first quarter and then he finished things off with a 3-pointer on the final play. That is the way to cap off a 122-103 victory and a 28-point, 20-rebound effort from Howard.
Howard was not the only one to have a great game though. Antawn Jamison scored 33 points off the bench. Jodie Meeks had 21 points, shooting 7 for 8 from beyond the arc. And that little player named Kobe Bryant had 14 points and eight assists.
The Lakers looked like how Mike D'Antoni envisioned them. They went up and down the floor in transition, they defended well wi...