The Denver Nuggets are making their first Western Conference Finals appearance since 1985, and have gotten here relatively easy. In the first round they faced the New Orleans Hornets, who laid down in 5. The Mavs keeled over in the second round, also in 5.
The defending Western Conference Champion Lakers have not had as easy of a return to this stage. They had a fairly easy time with Utah in the first round, winning in 5 games. The semi-finals were not as good to the Lake Show, as they were pushed to the limit by the injured Houston Rockets, eventually winning the lop-sided series in 7 games.
Game 1: Lakers 105, Nuggets 103 Box Score
Game 2: Nuggets 106, Lakers 103 Box Score
Game 3: Lakers 103, Nuggets 97 Box Score
Game 4: Nuggets 120, Lakers 101 Box Score
Game 5: Lakers 103, Nuggets 94 Box Score
Game 6: Lakers 119, Nuggets 92 Box Score
Lakers win Western Conference Championship, 4-2.