Blake (19 points off the bench) netted two of his five 3-pointers during a 16-5 spurt that carried the Lakers to the victory in Game 7 of their hard-fought series against the Nuggets, who had battled back from a 3-games-to-1 deficit.
The Lakers now go on to face Oklahoma City in next week's Western Conference semifinals.
Ty Lawson went 11-of-19 from the field en route to 24 points for the Nuggets, who fell in the first round of the playoffs for the eighth time in nine years.
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