The Denver Nuggets kept their season alive for one more game on Tuesday night.
Andrew Bynum did the talking before the game, but it was Andre Miller and JaVale McGee that did the playing.
Miller hit timely shots when the Nuggets needed it and McGee made his presence known around the basket.
Miller led the Nuggets with 24 points and eight rebounds. And while Kobe Bryant was single-handily bringing the Lakers back, Miller was answering. Bryant hit a 3 to bring the Lakers within four, but Miller responded with a runner. Bryant answered with a pair of treys, but Miller’s two-pointer kept Denver up by two.
McGee outplayed Andrew Bynum by just being active by the basket. Outworking Bynum for rebounds and beating Bynum and Pau Gasol down the floor. McGee’s 21 points and 14 rebounds overshadowed Bynum’s 16 and 11.
Faried did the similar thing in the first half, beating Gasol down the floor shutting down the 7-foot-1 big man.
Now Denver must show the same fight in Game 6 and force a Game 7.