The thrill of defeat

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The thrill of defeat

Nuggets lose an all-around inspiring Game 7 in Los Angeles
Kenneth Faried and the Denver Nuggets saw a much-improved Lakers’ team in Game 7 in Los Angeles, and the result: a 96-87 season-ending loss for the Nuggets, who have lost in the first round in eight of the last nine postseasons.
Kobe Bryant had 17 points and eight assists for the Lakers, who blew a 16-point lead to Arron Afflalo and the Denver Nuggets in the second half before surviving a finale with wild momentum swings and furious physical play.
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Kobe Bryant is 5-1 in Game 7s in his career. ... The Lakers played at home on a Saturday night for the first time all season. Their other two Saturday home dates were matinees. ... Fans near courtside included Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel,

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The thrill of defeat

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Kenneth Faried and the Denver Nuggets saw a much-improved Lakers’ team in Game 7 in Los Angeles, and the result: a 96-87 season-ending loss for the Nuggets, who have lost in the first round in eight of the last nine postseasons.
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Kobe Bryant had 17 points and eight assists for the Lakers, who blew a 16-point lead to Arron Afflalo and the Denver Nuggets in the second half before surviving a finale with wild momentum swings and furious physical play.
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