Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Denver Nuggets can breathe a sigh of
Kobe Bryant went on an offensive onslaught in the fourth quarter, and with his
team trailing by as many as 15 in the final frame, Bryant had a chance to tie
the contest with a three-pointer in the waning seconds, but his shot from the
left wing was too strong.
Following a Steve Blake offensive rebound, Ramon Sessions then had an
opportunity to send the game into overtime, but his right-wing trey clanged
off the rim and the Nuggets escaped and staved off elimination with a 102-99
triumph in Game 5 of this Western Conference first-round series.
Andre Miller scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half to pace Denver,
which heads back to the Pepsi Center for a Game 6 on Thursday.
Bryant netted 14 of his 43 points in the fourth.
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