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LIVE GameThread - Lakers vs. Nuggets: Game 1 - 3rd Quarter

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Not a great first half. Terrible defense. Bynum hasn't been great, Gasol has been even worse. Odom hasn't done much. And Fisher? Don't get me started.

Bad first half. Went down 13 in the first quarter. Up 1 at half time. How's that for counterintuitive? Personally, this just reinforces the idea that if the Lakers play well, the Nuggets are in trouble.

Silver linings: Farmar is instant energy. The second unit played well, especially on defense. They were active and energetic, playing hard.

We could really use a classic Lakers 3rd quarter. Let's hope we get one.

Meanwhile, DexterFishmore's halftime stats:

Possessions: 52.
Turnover rate
: Lakers – 13%, Nuggets – 13%.
FTA/FGA
: Lakers – 0.21, Nuggets – 0.55.
Free throw shooting
: Lakers – 82%, Nuggets – 57%.
Effective field goal percentage
: Lakers – 44%, Nuggets – 55%.
True shooting percentage
: Lakers – 48%, Nuggets – 57%.
Offensive rebounding rate
: Lakers – 35%, Nuggets – 19%.
Defensive rebounding rate
: Lakers – 81%, Nuggets – 65%.
Points per possession
: Lakers – 1.06, Nuggets – 1.04.