Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers were in the middle of a battle against Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. Carmelo had just helped tie the series at 1-1, but the Lakers would win in 6 games. They then went on to win the NBA Finals against the Orlando Magic.
The Nuggets overcame a 14-point deficit to beat the Lakers 106-103 at STAPLES. Melo went for 34 & Billups added 27. The WCF is now tied 1-1.— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) May 22, 2009