Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers, 9 p.m. ET

The Nuggets have had an incredible playoff run. They rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win in two consecutive series becoming the first team to ever do it. The Nuggets had one day off after beating the Jazz in the first round and were exhausted in Game 1 against the Clippers and lost by 23. This time, they had two days rest. The Lakers lost Game 1 against the Blazers before winning four straight and had five days off before Game 1 against the Rockets and lost the opener. The Lakers have five days off before this game. The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11. The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing on three days of rest or more. The Nuggets are 10-4 ATS in the playoffs, while the Lakers are 7-3. The teams met four times in the regular season with the Lakers winning three. The last one came in the bubble with the Lakers winning, 124-121. The Nuggets won their game by double-digits and two of the losses were by one possession. The Nuggets keep the game close and have a shot to win.

PICK: Nuggets +7

Season: 57-51-4