Coach George Karl thinks it boils down to controlling the paint, preventing Lakers center Andrew Bynum from dominating down low.
Or the trick to turning this series around could be something as simple as this: Playing with a lead for once.
See, the Nuggets haven't even led for so much as one trip down the floor in falling into a 2-0 hole against the Lakers.
That's why the Nuggets are hoping for a fast start in Game 3 on Friday night at Pepsi Center.
They hope to jump out on top and get the boisterous crowd into the action early.
Maybe that will provide a spark.
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