Lakers' Improbable Run Faces Near-Impossible Task as Nuggets Pull Away in Game 3

The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets are locked in a tight battle for the Western Conference finals. After Saturday night's 119-108 loss, the Lakers are now 3-0 in the series and are one loss away from their season ending. Despite superstar performances from LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Nuggets were able to do just enough to edge out the victory.

James said, "'Just got to get one.' Just one at a time. Just focus on Game 4, and you know, that's all you can really think about." Game 4 is scheduled for Monday night, with the Lakers in pursuit of their first game win this postseason.

If the Lakers are to extend their season, they'll need to get more contributions from their role players. According to ESPN stats and information, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Bruce Brown, and Michael Porter Jr. have been efficient from the field in the series. The Lakers are sure to bring their best Monday night in pursuit of an historic comeback. Coach Darvin Ham said of the challenge presented with a 3-0 deficit, "Difficult but not impossible."