Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets fans chanting “Beat LA” this weekend

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 04: Raimel Tapia #15 of the Colorado Rockies rounds the bases after hitting lead-off home run against pitcher Dustin May #85 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on September 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 04: Raimel Tapia #15 of the Colorado Rockies rounds the bases after hitting lead-off home run against pitcher Dustin May #85 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on September 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /
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It’s the Mile High City versus the City of Angels this weekend as the Colorado Rockies continue their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Denver Nuggets open the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

You’ll be able to hear the chants of “Beat LA” reverberating throughout Colorado, from Burlington to Grand Junction, whether the sport is baseball or basketball this weekend, and the games are critical for both the Colorado Rockies and Denver Nuggets.

For the Rockies, it’s a simple matter of winning to try to erase a hole the team has dug for itself after an 11-3 start to the season. Without victories against the best team in the National League (the Dodgers), the once seemingly sure berth in the eight-team NL postseason puzzle will fizzle away. It’s an even taller task after Friday night’s 9-3 loss to the Dodgers, who have already clinched their playoff spot.

Meanwhile, two time zones away in Orlando, the Nuggets will look to knock off their second rival from Los Angeles in the last two series. After overcoming a 3-1 deficit to the Utah Jazz in the first round, the Nuggets pulled off the feat again in the second round against the highly favored Los Angeles Clippers.

Can the Nuggets keep the dream postseason run going against the West’s top seed in the Lakers? We’ll find out starting on Friday night. One thing is for sure: If the Nuggets get down early, no one should be counting them out.

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Less than an hour after the Rockies and Dodgers start at Coors Field on Friday, the Lakers and Nuggets will tip off. Expect there to be plenty of “Beat LA” chants in the area around 20th and Blake (guessing there will be plenty just down the street at the Blake Street Tavern).

Colorado also has games against the Dodgers on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Not long after the Rockies-Dodgers series finale (also the last regular-season home game for the Rockies in 2020), the Nuggets and Lakers will tip off Game 2.

Can the Rockies keep their postseason opes alive? Can the Nuggets continue to shock the world (well, the world outside of the Mountain time zone)? It’s going to be a heck of a sports weekend at altitude. Don’t be surprised to see Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland rocking his Jamal Murray Nuggets jersey again during a Zoom interview soon.

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One thing is for sure, two hungry mile high fan bases will join together in a chorus of “Beat LA” this weekend. We’ll be keeping our eyes on the Rockies … while sneaking peeks at the Nuggets as well.

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