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Trust in Lakers' role players growing

Steve Blake, Jordan Hill and Ramon Sessions thriving when their number is called

Updated: May 7, 2012, 3:21 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

DENVER -- There was an alternative Big Three making the clinching plays in the Los Angeles Lakers' 92-88 Game 4 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol might have set the table, but Steve Blake, Ramon Sessions and Jordan Hill cleared it.

The Lakers were entrenched in a back-and-forth game in the fourth quarter with the chance to go up 3-1 in the series or knotted it 2-2 hanging in the balance. Their three All-Stars, with nine rings ...

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