Lakers Top Nuggets, Take Big Series Lead

The Los Angeles Lakers edged the Denver Nuggets 92-88 in Game 4 to take a 3-1 playoff series lead. Kobe Bryant scored 22 points, Andrew Bynum added 19 and Jordan Hill posted a double-double.

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Women were everywhere as the Lakers and Nuggets battled in Game 4 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series at the Pepsi Center. Danilo Gallinari's long jumper tied things up at 86 with just over a minute remaining. But Galo took an even bigger shot at the other end.Pau Gasol leveled Gallinari on a screen to set up Ramon Session's go-ahead three pointer with 48 seconds left. And Steve Blake sealed the win with a corner three from Kobe Bryant. The Lakers execution in the final minute allowed them to escape Denver with a 92-88 victory, giving them a 3-1 series lead with Game 5 back home in L.A.