Lakers through to NBA final

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Lakers through to NBA final

In the latest NBA action, the Los Angeles Lakers have become the first team to move into the final, after beating the Denver Nuggets 119 to 92 in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals on Friday.

Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony (R) reaches in on Los 
Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in the second quarter in Game 
6 of the NBA Western Conference Finals basketball game in Denver 
May 29, 2009.REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

The Nuggets took on the Lakers at home. And it's Paul Gasol scored the opening 2 points with a 7-foot jumper. (2-0)

The visitors kept their lead later on. Chauncey Billups made a 3-point jumper to reduce the margin to one point at 16-17.

The Nuggets did not get the lead until three minutes into the second quarter. J.R. Smith had a two-point shot, changing the score to 31-30.

But their lead was short lived. Kobe Bryant assisted Lamar Odom and the latter had a two-point shot to make it 34-33. The lakers went on to end the first half 53-40.

Los Angeles had 30 points in the third quarter while Denver added 27. But based on the advantage gained before, the visitors went into the fourth quarter with 16-point margin.(83-67)

Bryant chose to pass more to teammates this game. Gasol's two-pointer on Bryant's assist gave the Lakers first 20-point lead.(94-74)

The Lakers did not give any more chances to the Nuggets as they held on to win the game and marched into the final winning their series 4-2.