Kobe Bryant played the role of facilitator with 10 assists but still scored big with 35 points in a 119-92 win to close out the Nuggets and advance to the NBA Finals. Lamar Odom contributed 20 points off the bench. Watch Now
L.A. accepts the Western Conference championship trophy from James Worthy.
Derek Fisher finds Pau Gasol for the second-quarter flush against the Nuggets.
Timely fourth-quarter free throws from Kobe Bryant helped the Lakers seal a 105-103 Game 1 win over the Nuggets.
Carmelo Anthony was at it again, dropping 34 points as the Nuggets held off the Lakers in Los Angeles for a Game 2 win.
Kobe Bryant nailed a late 3-pointer and Trevor Ariza again stole an inbound pass to guide the Lakers past the Nuggets in Game 3.
J.R. Smith was red hot from the outside and Chris Andersen did the dirty work on the glass as Denver romped L.A. 120-101 for a 2-2 series tie.
Lamar Odom was a monster on both ends of the floor and helped the Lakers pull away from the Nuggets for a Game 5 win.
Standing one win from the NBA Finals, the Lakers delivered the final knockout blow to the Nuggets to win the Western Conference finals.
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