Los Angeles Lakers @ Denver Nuggets: LA will bounce back once again

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Anthony Davis has been excellent throughout the playoffs

The Lakers have bounced straight back after their two losses in the playoffs so far, Dave Gray says they will do it once again tonight

"Davis is averaging 28.5 points and 10 rebounds in the postseason and I would expect him to get back to that sort of form tonight."

Lakers will bounce back again

Los Angeles Lakers @ Denver Nuggets
Friday, 02:00 BST
Live on Sky Sports Arena

The Nuggets have found something defensively in the past two games and they finally got on the board with a win in game three. Nikola Jokic has had a big impact. His 52 points in the past two games as well as excellent work at the other end. His rebounding has been excellent and that will need to continue if Denver are going to shock everybody and knock out the Lakers.

Anthony Davis was limited to just two rebounds in game three, partly down to excellent work from Jokic, but he has been the main man for the Lakers throughout the playoffs. He is averaging 28.5 points and 10 rebounds in the postseason and I would expect him to get back to that sort of form tonight. LeBron James has of course been superb. His triple double in game three was not enough and a lot of that comes down to the supporting cast once again. Davis and James are still putting up excellent numbers, but Rajon Rondo, Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green need to step up.

Like in the earlier rounds, the Lakers just lacked some aggression in the loss but in all those defeats earlier in the playoffs they bounced back with big wins - and big winning streaks. Expect the same here and they can take a big 3-1 lead tonight.

Complete Miami team can book place in finals

Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics
Saturday, 01:40 BST
Live on Sky Sports Arena

Miami moved within one game of the finals and they will be looking to book their spot with a win in game five.

Game four was the third game so far in this series that ended within five points as these two evenly matched teams continue to go back and forward but the Heat continue to find ways to win. Rookie Tyler Herro put up an incredible 37 points but the points were once again spread around this excellent team. Jimmy Butler scored 25, Goran Dragic 22 and Bam Adebayo made it four players over 20 points. In these tight games that ultra competitive Miami team just show time and time again that they can get it done.

The Celtics will be disappointed they couldn't get it done in game four after coming back at the Heat in the second half. Jason Taytum went scoreless in the entire first half before ending with 28 points. Like the Heat they can score with lots of different players and Taytum not firing isn't the end of the world, but he has shown he is capable of being the star on a team like the Celtics and when he isn't on form, it just makes things so much harder.

The Heat have been the best team in the league in the bubble, and they can get it done once again. Adebayo continues to come up huge and he can once again be at the heart of a Heat win. At time of writing the market isn't available but back him to put up yet another double double in these playoffs.

Dave Gray's Regular Season NBA 2019/20 P/L

Staked: 192
Returns: 187.24
P/L: -4.76

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