The Lakers went 3-1 up against the Denver Nuggets with a six-point win in game four of their seven-match series.
The Los Angeles Lakers moved to within one win of their first NBA final appearance in a decade with a thrilling 114-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.
LA's big guns Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined to contribute 60 points – 34 and 26 respectively – to help put the Lakers up 3-1 in their seven-game Western Conference final series.
Davis helped the Lakers blast out of the gates with his early shooting while James had a telling impact defensively, repeatedly nullifying Denver's big threat Jamal Murray and forcing him into some late misses as the Nuggets tried to rally.
LA led 87-84 at the last break, before holding on with a 27-24 last quarter.
James had nine rebounds and eight assists, Dwight Howard had 12 points and 11 boards, while Rajon Rondo tipped in 11 points and seven assists.