LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are heading to the NBA Finals after a 117-107 win over the Denver Nuggets Saturday night.
According to CBS Sports The Nuggets made a valiant effort, but were unable to overcome a third straight 3-1 series deficit.
James, who finished with 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, was determined all night long, edging his way to the rim and to the free throw line to consistently get his team high-percentage baskets. He absolutely took over down the stretch, scoring 16 points in the fourth quarter to send the Nuggets packing. His co-star Anthony Davis battled first-half foul trouble, but put up 27 points on 8-for-16 shooting as the Lakers thwarted Denver’s second-half comeback bid.
The Lakers now seek the franchise’s 17th NBA title, and will meet the winner of the Eastern Conference finals series between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics.