NBA Playoffs: 4 ways the Lakers can storm back to beat the Nuggets

Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets - Game Two
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3) The Lakers need more production from Hachimura and Reaves.

Hachimura and Reaves both had excellent post-seasons last year, which is why they both signed big contracts this past off-season. Unfortunately, thus far, they have been disappointing. Hachimura is averaging five points per game, and Reaves is averaging eleven. Both are below their season averages; they are both too talented to not produce more on the offensive end.

The Lakers desperately need their shot-making to keep up with Denver. Although Reaves has done a great job on Murray, who's shooting just 37.7 percent from the field, he still has to hit open threes. Hachimura needs to use his physicality to feast around the rim, attack favorable matchups in the post, and get to his one-on-one game. 

2) The Lakers must win the bench points.

Denver's bench outscored the Lakers 29-17 over the first two games. All of those Lakers' bench points came from Taurean Prince, who scored eleven in Game 1 and six in Game 2. Gabe Vincent and Spencer Dinwiddie didn't even attempt a shot in the first game.

Minutes do get tight in the playoffs, but Vincent and Dinwiddie have had significant impacts on playoff teams in years prior. They are getting outplayed by young players, such as Christian Braun and Peyton Watson. They must be aggressive and look for their shots to give the Lakers a much-needed boost off the bench.