Kobe Bryant helped the Lakers beat the Nuggets with his passing instead of his shooting.
Originally Published: May 27, 2009By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com
LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't the Los Angeles Lakers' 103-94 victory over the Denver Nuggets that was so surprising, it was the method. The Lakers used lockdown defense, a non-Kobecentric offense and even a little swagger-jacking to take a 3-2 lead in Game 5, the traditional series turning point.