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Magic Johnson reacts to Lakers’ win over Pelicans, playoff matchup against Nuggets

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Johnson took to social media to express his excitement about the Lakers advancing to the playoffs, particularly highlighting the highly anticipated showdown against the reigning champion Denver Nuggets.

Johnson praised the Lakers’ performance, highlighting key plays by LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and DeAngelo Russell that sealed the victory against the Pelicans.

He emphasized the significance of Russell’s clutch plays, including a crucial steal and a timely 3-pointer in the corner, as well as James’ near triple-double performance and Davis’ dominant presence on the boards.

“D-Lo Russell made the two plays to seal the victory for the Lakers! First, the steal and then the 3-pointer in the corner. LeBron had another strong game with 23/9/9, and AD was a monster on the boards! The Lakers were phenomenal at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to hold the Pelicans’ surge!” the five-time NBA champion tweeted.

Looking ahead to the playoffs, Johnson underscored the intensity of the Lakers-Nuggets matchup, describing it as “must-see TV” for NBA fans worldwide.

He noted the Lakers’ balanced scoring attack and their strong performance at the free-throw line, which played a crucial role in holding off the Pelicans’ late surge.

“NBA fans all over the world, this is what we all wanted! The World Champion Denver Nuggets vs my Los Angeles Lakers Get ready, because this will be must see TV!!” Johnson tweeted.

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