Basketball / 04.26.11

Sneaker Watch: Lawson Keeps the Nuggets Alive

Ty Lawson led the Nuggets to a win wearing the Nike Zoom Flight Five iD.

words // Nick Engvall

It seemed the Nuggets were going to make a quick exit from this year’s NBA Playoffs after losing 3 straight against Oklahoma City but Monday, Ty Lawson, wearing the Zoom Flight Five, Jason Kidd’s former signature sneaker named after his jersey number (also Lawson’s number in college at UNC) and obviously a favorite for Lawson who has multiple Nike ID colorways, as seen throughout this year’s Sneaker Watch coverage, dropped in a career playoff-high of 27 points. The Nuggets defeated the Thunder to stay alive for another game against Oklahoma City Wednesday.

Memphis, behind 15 points from Mike Conley and 11 from O.J. Mayo continue to roll surprisingly right through the San Antonio Spurs. The Grizzlies are now up 3-1 in the series after a 104-86 blowout of San Antonio.

Dallas also moved one game closer to the second round of the playoffs with a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Dirk led the team with 25 points, while Tyson Chandler grabbed 20 rebounds and Jason Kidd dished out 14 assists.

Check out the latest Sneaker Watch coverage courtesy of ESPN below.

Sneaker Watch: A look at what sneakers the pros are wearing in the NBA Playoffs.
Russell Westbrook soaring in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse PE.Russell Westbrook soaring in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse PE.

Kevin Durant drives to the hoop in the Nike Zoom KD III.Kevin Durant drives to the hoop in the Nike Zoom KD III.

Nene in the adidas adiPURE gives Nick Collison an uncomfortable moment.Nene in the adidas adiPURE gives Nick Collison an uncomfortable moment.

J.R. Smith excited to see another game, wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI iD.J.R. Smith excited to see another game, wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI iD.

Shawn Marion shoots a runner in the lane wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By.Shawn Marion shoots a runner in the lane wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By.

Jason Terry in the Reebok Zig Slash.Jason Terry testing to find the sock capacity of the Reebok Zig Slash.

Manu Ginobli shoots a jumper in the Air Max Fly By.Manu Ginobli shoots a jumper in the Air Max Fly By.

Tony Allen with a nice miadidas colorway of the adidas adiZero Rose.Tony Allen with a nice miadidas colorway of the adidas adiZero Rose.

Mike Conley dribbles wearing the adidas Crazy Light.Mike Conley dribbles wearing the adidas adiZero Crazy Light.

O.J. Mayo with a slam dunk wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.O.J. Mayo with a slam dunk wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.

Author: Nick Engvall
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6 Comments

  1. AirBugzzy says:

    way to be ty lawson !!!

  2. thickythick says:

    Kobe’s recent injury just proves how ugly the Kobe 6’s are in both aesthetics and performance. zero support all over!

  3. josh says:

    those crazy lights conleys wearing are nasty

  4. antonio says:

    why don’t wallace for the trailblazers wear his playoff 13’s??? now is the time to wear them bad boys

  5. 3ong says:

    zoom flight 5’s; kd & collison’s kd3 colorways… nice.

  6. adelpho3 says:

    Yo if i was hooping the league then i would be rocking some i.d kick myself,those jason kids that lawson is hooping in are very fresh,holla back it ya boy from The Bahamas