KEY POINTS

  • The Denver Nuggets trail the Los Angeles Lakers 0-2 in the Western Conference Finals
  • Anthony Davis made a game-winning three to secure a 105-103 win for the Lakers
  • Nikola Jokic shared that it was a slight miscommunication on the defensive end that led to the open shot

Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals was decided by a game-winning three-point shot by Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis. Denver Nuggets Center Nikola Jokic shared that the final play had a little miscommunication on their end which left the 7-time NBA All-Star to take the shot.

The basketball community was quick to point out that Mason Plumlee left Davis open for the winning three-pointer. Fans and experts discussed after the game how Plumlee and Jerami Grant both ended up covering LeBron James.

This quick defensive lapse was all that Davis needed to set his feet and hoist a good shot that secured the 105-103 win over the Nuggets.


"Either going to be him or LeBron [to take the last shot], so we kind of knew it," Jokic said as reported by ESPN.

While Plumlee and Grant were mixed up in a little confusion on the court, Jokic was still able to contest Davis’ shot. The outstretched arms of Jokic were not enough to alter Davis’ attempt, as the Lakers were able to sneak away with a 2-0 lead in the series.

"Just happened, a little bit of miscommunication. I think I had a really good contest, to be honest. I think I was right there. As soon as he shot the ball, he shot it really well. Like, I kind of felt it going in. Great players make great shots," Jokic added.

It has been a historic run for the Nuggets as they’re coming off two come from behind series’ where they trailed 3-1.

"I mean, we are here [as] underdogs," Jokic continued.

The All-Star Jokic scored 30 points, dished out nine assists and ended up with four steals. Star guard Jamal Murray followed with 25 points and six rebounds.

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"That is how you say, underdogs? I mean, we need to fight. That's our only chance. They were up 15, isn't it, or 16? I don't know how much they were up. We could just call it a game and quit. I think we just want to give the fight. Maybe it's going to be 30 points, but fight needs to be there, and effort," Jokic concluded.

The third game will be played on Sept. 22, 2020, as the Nuggets aim to prevent a 3-0 deficit.

Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a three point basket to win the game over Denver Nuggets in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2020 NBA Playoffs Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a three point basket to win the game over Denver Nuggets in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 20, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo: Getty Images