VICTORY

Lakers Head to Finals

The Los Angeles Lakers won their 30th Western conference championship Friday, defeating the Denver Nuggets en route to a finals appearance against either Lebron James and the Cavaliers or Dwight Howard and the Magic. Despite a slow start against the Nuggets at the beginning of the series, the Kobe Bryant-led Lakers took complete control during its final two games to win in six, easily picking apart their opponents defense. Nuggets coach George Karl said after yesterday's game that Bryant, who logged 35 points and 10 assists in the 119-92 win, made shots that were so impressive "that I think Jesus would have had trouble covering him."