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Podcast: The Lakers are one win away from the NBA Finals

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The Lakers could secure a berth in the NBA Finals for the first time in a decade with a win on Saturday.

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On the latest episode of the Silver Screen and Roll postgame podcast, host Jas Kang was joined by Jacob Rude to break down the Los Angeles Lakers114-108 win over the Denver Nuggets that gave them a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals.

To kick things off, the guys discussed how it isn’t cute to suggest the Nuggets have the Lakers right where they want them after beating the L.A. Clippers and Utah Jazz after being down 3-1. Denver may be undefeated while down 3-1, but the Lakers aren’t their prior two opponents, and they’re undefeated when they have a chance to close out during these playoffs, too.

Then, Jacob and Jas talked about how Anthony Davis and LeBron James are the separating factors between the teams, and why they have the edge over Denver. Following that, the guys got into the tremendous job Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has done making adjustments in the postseason, following his decision to start Dwight Howard in place of JaVale McGee to begin Game 4.

Finally, to wrap things up, Jacob and Jas shared why they truly believe that the Lakers are the clear-cut title favorites at this point.

You can listen to all that and more on the latest episode in the player below, and to make sure you don’t miss a single one moving forward, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can follow Jas on Twitter at @jaskang21, and Jacob at @JacobRude.