Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives into Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Denver Nuggets in the first half in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts to move the ball from Al Harrington #7 of the Denver Nuggets in the first half in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Timofey Mozgov #25 of the Denver Nuggets battle for a rebound in the first half in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Jordan Hill #27 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets battle for a rebound under the basket in the first half in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Jordan Hill #27 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a dunk in the first half against the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a shot over JaVale McGee #34 of the Denver Nuggets in the first half in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball over Arron Afflalo #6 of the Denver Nuggets in the first half in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a shot over Arron Afflalo #6 of the Denver Nuggets in the first half in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a shot over Arron Afflalo #6 of the Denver Nuggets in the first half in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a shot over JaVale McGee #34 of the Denver Nuggets in the first half in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives on Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers posts up Arron Afflalo #6 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives on Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: JaVale McGee #34 of the Denver Nuggets attempts to shoot as Steve Blake #5 and Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers play defense in the first half in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Jordan Hill #27 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a dunk in the first half against the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Jordan Hill #27 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a dunk in the first half against the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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