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Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, right, of Spain reacts after scoring as Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried reacts as well during the second half in Game 7 in their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 96-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
THe Los Angeles Lakers defeated the the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night, 96-87 in Game 7 of a first round series.
"Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum dominate inside, combining for 39 points and 35 rebounds while Steve Blake comes off the bench to hit five of six three-pointers and score 19 points," the L.A. Times reports excitedly.
Metta World Peace, after contributing 15 points, five rebounds and four steals in his first game back after a 7-game suspension for a controversial elbow to James Harden's head, told ESPN "I don't shake substitutes' hands," speaking about Harden's stand-in for Monday's game against Oklahoma City Thunder.