Lakers vs Nuggets Live : LA Lakers makes winning start, wins the first game of NBA West Finals

Los Angeles Lakers has made a winning start to the NBA Western Conference Finals Series against Denver Nuggets. Lakers defeated Nuggets 126-114 in the opening game of the series.
While the Nuggets started off  hot on the offensive end in Game 1, the Lakers were able to take control of the action in the second half and own a comfortable lead entering the fourth as a result. The Lakers and Nuggets started their best-of-seven Western Conference finals series today.

Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James added 15 points and 12 assists, and the Lakers rolled to a 126-114 victory over the Nuggets.

Slow starters in the previous two rounds, the top-seeded Lakers put this one away in a hurry, opening a double-digit lead in the first half that they easily extended in the third quarter.

Earlier in the NBA West Conference Semifinals LeBron James led his team past the Houston Rockets in five games while the Nuggets were able to overcome a 3-1 deficit, for the second straight series, to upset the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Lakers are in the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2010, when they won the second of back-to-back NBA titles. However, while the Lakers are 8-2 in this postseason, they have lost their series openers in the first round and in the conference semifinals.

On the other hand, the Nuggets are in the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2009, when they lost to the Lakers, 4-2. The Nuggets are the first team in NBA history to rally from two 3-1 series deficits in the same postseason.