Nuggets Leave Lakers Gasping for Air

Nuggets Leave Lakers Gasping for Air

There was no World Peace or global domination for the Lakers on Friday night.

Planet Nuggets came to life. Breathe deep.

Nuggets rule Lakers 99-84. "It was a fun win for me," George Karl said. "I can't remember one that I enjoyed as much."

It's a, sigh, serious series now.

Over a 5-minute, 49-second stretch rarely seen and seldom heard in Denver professional basketball history, the Nuggets outscored the Lakers 24-2. Two dozen to two. The Nuggets surged for 19 consecutive points at one point. The Lakers were gasping in the air up there.

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