The Denver Nuggets put themselves behind the 8-ball last night after losing 103-94 in Game 5 of the National Basketball Association Western Conference Finals, falling behind the Los Angeles Lakers 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. The Nuggets will now have to win two games in a row, starting in Denver on Friday night.
The teams were even through three quarters, but the Lakers went on a 11-0 run to start the fourth quarter and never looked back, writesÂ The Denver Post
.Â The Los Angeles Times
Â notes the Nuggets lost their composure at the beginning of the fourth quarter, missing their first three shots.
Nuggets fans can take the lead of Denver-basedÂ ESPN columnist Rick Reilly
, who prayed to God that the team he's supported since he was 9 wins the next two games.