Womens Nike Air Vapormax
Bryant had 35 points and 10 assists and got plenty of scoring help from Trevor Ariza, Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom as the Lakers shot 57.3 percent from the field to avoid having to play a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals back at the Staples Center.
six Nike Air Vapormax Red
Odom and Gasol both scored 20 points and Ariza had 17, and the Lakers made all 24 of their free throws.
The Lakers will face either Orlando or Cleveland in the finals. The Magic lead 3 2 and can clinch the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night at home in Game 6 and prevent the Kobe Bryant LeBron James final that has basketball fans and corporate sponsors atwitter.
He scored 11 points in a decisive 21 7 that gave the Lakers a 53 40 halftime lead, took the buzz out of the Pepsi Center and the air out of the Nuggets.
assists. "We have a really good team and need to use everybody. That is how we are going to win it."
"Now we're in a place where we didn't get the job accomplished last year," Bryant said. "Hopefully we will this time."
The Lakers might very well have been swept by the energetic Nuggets if veterans Anthony Carter and Kenyon Martin hadn't botched inbounds passes in the final seconds of Games 1 and 3, respectively.
"It's been a physical march all the way back to the finals, every series has been tough," Bryant said.
all our weapons, not focusing on Kobe or myself," said Gasol, who had 12 rebounds and Nike Vapormax Plum
DENVER (AP) Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are heading back to the NBA finals after dispatching the pesky Denver Nuggets with a 119 92 victory in Game 6 on Friday night.
The Nuggets thought they had the Lakers right where they wanted them after stealing Game 2 in Los Angeles, but they quickly gave the homecourt edge back on Martin's botched inbounds in Game 3 that cost them their first loss at the Pepsi Center since March 9.
Notes: The Nuggets' biggest lead was one points. After Smith's tip in gave Denver a 33 32 lead, Odom hit a shot at the other end, sparking the 21 7 run and the Lakers never looked back.
Bryant leads Lakers past Nuggets
"We had the effort and the execution to match," Bryant said. "It took us a while to really get a feel for the team, just how to take advantage of the defense. We saw something how they were playing us and we executed extremely well."
Bryant didn't wait for the fourth quarter Friday night to give the Nuggets, who had posted eight postseason blowouts, a taste of their own medicine.
The Nuggets trimmed their deficit to 79 67 but the Lakers replied with a 9 0 run to restore their stranglehold. Bryant scored seven straight points, including a 3 pointer that made it 101 82.
Bryant started his run with two free throws on a questionable whistle on Martin, then hit a jumper over Smith. After Ariza's 3 pointer, Bryant made baskets over Anthony from the left and right corners on the Lakers' next two possessions, then capped the run with a dagger a 3 pointer with 4.1 seconds left following Gasol's offensive rebound.
Instead of cruising through the West this time, the Lakers survived an arduous seven game semifinal series against Houston and a physical test against Denver.
After winning 16 straight games at home, the Nuggets lost two of three there in their first trip to the conference finals in 24 years.
"We are really tough to beat because we're using Nike Air Vapormax The Ten
The finals begin Thursday, at Los Angeles if Orlando wins, and at Cleveland if the Cavaliers prevail. Smith added 24, but Denver trailed for all but a few seconds and never mounted a serious charge after halftime, although they kept hitting 3 pointers.
These Lakers, who are headed to their record 30th NBA finals and are seeking their 15th title, are a more grizzled group but also more bruised and battered than the one that fell to Womens Nike Air Vapormax Boston in the finals last year.
This was the Nuggets' eighth consecutive loss in a playoff elimination game.
Womens Nike Air Vapormax
Nike Vapormax Plus NavyHome
Adidas Ultra Boost Gray Mens
Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Id
Nike Air Vapormax White Red
Nike Vapormax Flyknit Moc Black
Adidas Ultra Boost Rainbow
Nike Vapormax Utility Triple Black
Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Blue Orbit
Adidas Ultra Boost Future Craft
Nike Vapormax Plus Black And Clear
Adidas Ultra Boost Triple White
Nike Vapormax Womens Laceless
Nike Vapormax Flyknit Utility
Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Salmon
Nike Vapormax White And Blue
/ Womens Nike Air Vapormax