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The Denver Nuggets (3-3) and Los Angeles Lakers (3-3) will close out their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series on Saturday night in Game 7 at the Staples Center, with the opening tip scheduled for 10:30 ET on TNT.

Pinnacle Sports has opened the Lakers as six-point home favorites, while the total has plummeted by 1.5 points to settle in at 197.

Los Angeles has failed to close out the series in its last two opportunities, including a 113-96 blowout loss as three-point road underdogs on Thursday night. The Lakers received 31 points from flu-ridden star Kobe Bryant, but nothing else from the rest of the roster.

Power forward Pau Gasol was nearly invisible for most of the night at the Pepsi Center in Game 6, finishing with three points on 1-of-10 shooting, which is surprising due to the team's 12-2 record entering the contest when trying to close out opponents in a playoff series with him on the roster.

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