This is more like it. The defense showed up pretty early, the Lakers are playing with energy and intensity, and the offense is rooooolllllliiinnnggggg!
Kobe is killing the Nuggets – 14 points on 7 shots. Where are ya, Doug? I'm really happy with Gasol. He's playing his game, playing to his strengths, really hitting the boards. 3-4 from the field, 5 rebounds. Awesome.
If the Lakers continue to play with this kind of energy, it's going to be a big lead at halftime.