Little Lawson Stands Tall Among Lakers

Little Lawson Stands Tall Among Lakers

In the land of Brobdingnagians, the Lilliputian shall reign.

The littlest indeed can beat the bigs, Jonathan Swift and Ty Swiftness would agree.

Of the 25 players who have been in uniform for the Nuggets-Lakers playoff series, five are at least 7 feet tall. Only one is 5-foot-11 short.

Yet, Tywon Ronell Lawson is the Little Big Man who has made this a series after all. Ty Lawson was better working in the paint Friday night than Bynum & Gasol, Sherwin and Williams. He finished with 25 points, seven assists, four rebounds, two steals and — get this — zero turnovers while leading the Nuggets, and frustrating the Lakers, in a Game 3 victory.

Although the Nuggets are down 2-1 in the best-of-seven series, they've outscored the Lakers 174-160 in the past seven quarters because of the ant's antics. During that span, Lawson has outscored Kobe Bryant 46-44. If there were a vote for Most Valuable Smurf so far, Lawson would win in a runaway.

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