Isiah Thomas questions Nuggets’ ability to win WCF series over the Lakers

Isiah Thomas
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Isiah Thomas shared his thoughts on the Western Conference Finals series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets.

The NBA legend doubts Denver could beat the Lakers in a seven-game series and explained his thought process in his interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated.

“Right now, I question if the Nuggets can beat the Lakers in a series,” the former Pistons’ guard said. “They definitely have the talent, but do they have the basketball IQ to compete with LeBron James?

He’s smart enough to find out what you do defensively, then exploit it. And with Anthony Davis, LeBron has the perfect player to attack all areas. Davis was a point guard in high school before he had his growth spurt, which reminds me a little of Marcus Camby.”

Davis was unstoppable in Game 1 of the series, putting up 37 points along with 10 rebounds and 4 assists.

On the other hand, LeBron played an important part in regards to creation as he had 12 assists in just 30 minutes.