The title of the book LeBron is reading in pregame locker room, not kidding: “The Pact: Three Young Men Make A Promise And Fulfill A Dream.” Hmm, well not that we see this Miami-NY series going seven but for one afternoon that book was a fiction title. Carmelo dropped 41 and looked like he was playing with the kind of anti-pressure you’d expect down 0-3. He led a crazy finish that ended on a final possession miss by Dwyane Wade (22 points). It included a Mike Bibby sighting, a layup by LeBron (27 points) over Tyson Chandler that you have to see to believe, and free-throw misses by Melo that nearly drove the Knicks’ playoff losing streak to 14 games. Instead everyone in the greater NYC area can party like it’s 2001, the last time NYK won in the postseason. … Amare Stoudemire was beating Udonis Haslem like a fire extinguisher early. Too soon? He had six points early and had 20 and 10 in his return from the Broadway drama known as “As The Sliced Hand Turns.” The tape on his hand got so much airtime a Kardashian’s trying to date it. … Baron Davis dislocated his patella and if you feel the Garden shaking out the willies from seeing the replay after he crumpled on a fastbreak near the free-throw line. He’d barely affected the game (and series) but Mike Woodson‘s point-guard depth is now so thin it’s translucent. … Kobe the distributor found Ramon Sessions (12 points) and Steve Blake (10 off the pine) in each corner to drop the Nugs in the Mile High in the nightcap. It’s a 3-1 lead and you’ve got to think this series is over. We agree with Steve Kerr on the broadcast: Kobe’s (22 points, eight boards, six assists) ability to draw the double is something no Denver player can match on offense, which makes his job easier in the late situations. Everyone was keying on him when he looked to Blake in the left corner to go up six with 13 ticks left. Blake, and this is weird to write, took over the fourth with eight points. Denver just has to hope it has a hot hand in lieu of a proven stud at the end. … Danilo Gallinari (20 points) gave and then helped take away a chance for a Nugs’ win in back-to-back possessions. He worked himself loose to just inside the three line to tie the game at 86 in the final minute, but then next possession he took a Pau Gasol shoulder just a little too far and lay on the ground while Sessions banged home a triple to go up three. You can’t let the Lakers get 4-on-5. … Weird moment of the night came from Denver when a woman who allegedly has a history of stalking Nuggets walked onto the court. Yeah, probably time to put her on a watch list at the Pepsi Center. … We’re out like Baron.
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