Jesse Aronauer, Sports Editor

The Lakers got farther in the playoffs than many expected. Unfortunately, their playoff run ends here. The Lakers surprised everyone with their performance this postseason after barely even making it in with a 43-39 record, meaning they are barely over a .500 record. If they beat the Nuggets, they are in the finals. But that will be a challenge. 

The Nuggets have been dominant throughout the season and the playoffs. The Nuggets are first in the Northwest Division with a 53-29 record. The Lakers lost to the Nuggets in Games 1 and 2 of the series and are now losing in the series 0-2. In my opinion, the Lakers are unlikely to turn this around.