The Nuggets have the advantage at the point guard position with Chancey Billups who has been to 7 straight conference finals and he knows what it takes to beat the Lakers as he did that a few years ago to win the title. The Nuggets don't have anyone that can play defense on Kobe like the Rockets did, but Dahntay Jones is probably the best bet to slow him down. The Lakers definatly have the advantage down low with Gasol, Odom and Bynum. Another advantage that the Lakers have is experience. The Nuggets are a young team and have never been as successful as they have been this year.
This is going to be an interesting series and as I imagine will go back and forth and most likely end up with a battle in L.A. for game 7. When all is said, the two teams are pretty evenly matched. However, the Lakers did take the season series 3-1. This should be a great series and I am picking the Lakers in seven games.