Ty Lawson can be a difference-maker for the Denver Nuggets.

When the Nuggets' point guard gets into the open court, the Lakers' older legs can't match his speed. He weaves his way past height and depth with great ease, leaving a trail of yellow and purple in his wake.

"You're not going to stop Ty Lawson," said Lakers Coach Mike Brown. "You just hope you make him work for his shots."

Lawson's speed helped alter what appeared to be a Lakers blowout Tuesday evening in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.