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Notebook: Lakers 92, Nuggets 89


By Dan Arritt, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday December 31, 2011 7:05PM

THE FACTS: Lakers center Andrew Bynum made a meaningful return to the lineup Saturday afternoon against the visiting Nuggets, scoring 29 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass, to lead the Lakers to a 92-89 victory at Staples Center. Bynum missed the first four games of the season after he was suspended for a flagrant foul on Dallas guard J.J. Barea during last season's Western Conference playoffs.

QUOTABLE: "He's a big fella that's extremely skilled and has some athleticism. He just knows how to play the game."
-- Lakers coach Mike Brown on Bynum.

THE STAT: Bynum shot 13-for-18 from the field, hitting all five field-goal attempts in the fourth quarter. His three-point play with 3:23 left cut the deficit to two and his lay up off a pass from Derek Fisher with 1:52 remaining gave the Lakers the lead for good, 91-89. Denver did not score a point in the last 3:40 after taking an 89-84 lead on a tomahawk dunk by Nene.

TURNING POINT: On the possession after Bynum's three-point play, Nene missed a dunk that would have given the Nuggets a four-point lead. Fisher missed a 3-point attempt on the other end, but hustled to the other side of the floor and dove for the loose ball, calling timeout before Denver could tie him up. Kobe Bryant then drew a foul while dribbling on the perimeter, putting the Lakers in the bonus situation. Bryant made both foul shots to tie the score, 89-89, and the Lakers never trailed again.

HOT: It wasn't just Bynum who helped the Lakers to a 46-32 advantage in the paint. Pau Gasol, who moved to power forward with the return of Bynum, shot 7-for-10 from the floor and scored 17 points. Throw in a 3-for-3 shooting night for reserve Josh McRoberts and the Lakers' big men were a combined 23-for-31 from the floor.

NOT: Down two points with about three seconds remaining, Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari missed a great opportunity to tie the score. Bryant had missed a jump shot while standing on the 3-point line, leading to a fast break by Gallinari. Lakers guard Steve Blake didn't give up on the play, however, distracting Gallinari enough that his lay up rolled off the rim ... As strong as the Lakers were in close, they were awful from distance. They finished 2-for-24 from 3-point range, including 0-12 in the first half. Metta World Peace couldn't score from anywhere, finishing 0-for-8 with no points and four turnovers ... Both teams combined for 22 turnovers in first half.

GOOD MOVE: Denver coach George Karl stayed with his hottest players down the stretch, and that was forward Al Harrington and guard Andre Miller off the bench. Harrington played the entire fourth quarter and finished with a team-high 21 points. Miller had 13.

BAD MOVE: World Peace told reporters after a one-point loss to the Bulls on Christmas Day that he probably wouldn't do much dunking this season after a slam against Chicago zapped him of his energy. He didn't follow his own advance while driving to the basket late in the first quarter. He elevated for a left-handed dunk but couldn't get it over the rim, leading to a fast break going the other way.

QUOTABLE II: "We get three lay ups and a couple free throws in the last three minutes of the game and we miss all of them."
-- Karl on his team's play down the stretch.

NOTABLE: After starting the first four games of the season, second-year small forward Devin Ebanks gave way to Matt Barnes in the starting lineup. With World Peace absorbing the back-up minutes, that left no room on the floor for Ebanks and he did not play ... Bryant finished one assist short of a triple double, totaling 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

UP NEXT: For the Lakers, Sunday @ Denver, Tuesday vs. Houston, Thursday @ Portland. For the Nuggets, Sunday vs. Lakers, Monday vs. Milwaukee, Wednesday vs. Sacramento.

DEN
LAL
   
    • 42.5%

    • 45.3%

    • 26.9%

    • 8.3%

    • 63.6%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENLAL
Total Rebounds3650
Offensive Rebounds814
Turnovers1419
Fast Break Pts:198
Biggest Lead:67
Points in the Paint:3246
DENLAL
pHarrington   21Bynum   29
rbMozgov   10Bynum   13
aLawson   8Bryant   9
s3 players   26 players   1
bMozgov   4Bynum   2
 
  • 12/31 - DEN 89 @ LAL 92
  • 01/01 - LAL 90 @ DEN 99
  • 02/03 - LAL 93 @ DEN 89
  • 04/13 - DEN 97 @ LAL 103
Denver Nuggets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. GallinariF36:593-120-41-2-50773121107
NeneF-C33:255-100-03-5-1135804240113
T. MozgovC26:054-70-00-0+337102403418
A. AfflaloG25:324-102-53-5-901110100113
T. LawsonG31:233-81-32-4-131238224019
A. Miller 32:585-90-13-4+203340110013
A. Harrington 29:028-173-82-2+512313110021
R. Fernandez 19:421-61-50-0+110113010003
C. Andersen 04:541-10-00-0+20000310002
C. BrewerDNP - Coach's Decision
D. CarrollDNP - Coach's Decision
K. FariedDNP - Coach's Decision
K. KoufosDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24034-807-2614-22 82836221711145489
 42.5%26.9%63.6% team rebs: 8total to: 15
Los Angeles Lakers (5-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
M. BarnesF20:273-71-30-0+83470211117
P. GasolF-C36:287-100-13-4+314511131117
A. BynumC31:3613-180-03-3+11671312152229
K. BryantG33:266-180-55-6+10281094140017
D. FisherG21:443-70-20-0+101235610016
T. Murphy 05:350-00-00-0-50110100000
M. World Peace 19:460-80-30-0-100221004000
S. Blake 26:162-90-61-2-70336111005
J. Kapono 23:022-61-40-0-40001200005
J. McRoberts 21:393-30-00-0-11560101006
D. EbanksDNP - Coach's Decision
A. GoudelockDNP - Coach's Decision
L. WaltonDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24039-862-2412-15 14365024206194592
 45.3%8.3%80.0% team rebs: 10total to: 20

inactive

  • Nuggets: Hamilton, Stone
  • Lakers: Caracter, Morris

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Lakers: Bryant

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 16
  • Times Tied: 16

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #71 Rodney Mott, #59 Gary Zielinski, #73 Tre Maddox
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:17
Denver Nuggets (2-3) Los Angeles Lakers (4-2)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Mozgov (Barnes gains possession)
  11:46 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
  11:46 Team Rebound 
  11:35 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:33  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed  11:19  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:17  
Mozgov Tip Shot: Missed  11:17  
  11:14 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  11:06  
  11:06
[LAL 1-0]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:06
[LAL 2-0]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  10:45
[DEN 2-2]
 
  10:26 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:25 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:22
[LAL 4-2]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:09  
  09:45 Gasol Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK) 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:42  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:33 Team Rebound 
  09:19 Barnes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Gallinari Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:17
[DEN 4-4]
 
  09:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:04 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:03  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST)  08:49
[DEN 6-4]
 
  08:30
[LAL 6-6]
Bynum Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:11 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:56
[LAL 8-6]
Barnes Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST) 
Nene Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:40 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:35
[LAL 10-6]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:29 Fisher Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Barnes (1 ST)  07:12  
  07:04 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:03  
Mozgov Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  06:57
[DEN 8-10]
 
  06:35
[LAL 12-8]
Gasol Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nene Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:22
[DEN 10-12]
 
  05:58 Bynum Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Nene Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST)  05:53  
  05:47
[LAL 14-10]
Bynum Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST) 
  05:35 Gasol Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
  05:35 Bynum Substitution replaced by Murphy 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Miller  05:35  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:23 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:15 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:12 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:12
[LAL 16-10]
Barnes Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (2 AST)  04:57
[DEN 12-16]
 
  04:40 Gasol 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:39  
  04:28 Murphy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:28  
Team Rebound  04:28  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Harrington  04:28  
  04:28 Barnes Substitution replaced by World Peace 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:28
[DEN 13-16]
 
  04:15 World Peace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nene (2 ST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:46 World Peace Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Gallinari Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  03:42
[DEN 15-16]
 
  03:18
[LAL 18-15]
Fisher Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
  03:12 Fisher Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  03:12 Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  03:12 Fisher Substitution replaced by Blake 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Fernandez  03:12  
  03:05 Bryant Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:05
[DEN 16-18]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:05
[DEN 17-18]
 
  02:41 World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:41 Team Rebound 
  02:41 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
Harrington Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:29
[DEN 19-18]
 
  02:13 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:11  
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:53 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:39 Bynum Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:39 Bynum Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:39 Bryant Substitution replaced by Kapono 
Harrington Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:19 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:10
[LAL 20-19]
Bynum Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST) 
Miller Pullup Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:00
[DEN 21-20]
 
  00:40.1
[LAL 22-21]
Kapono Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: World Peace (1 AST) 
  00:30.6 Bynum Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:30.6
[DEN 22-22]
 
  00:30.6 Bynum Substitution replaced by McRoberts 
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  00:30.6  
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:30.6
[DEN 23-22]
 
  00:15.9 World Peace Dunk Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:12.8  
Fernandez Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.6 McRoberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (2-3) Los Angeles Lakers (4-2)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  11:44
[DEN 25-22]
 
  11:36 Team Timeout : Short 
  11:24 Kapono 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:23 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:15 Blake 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:13 Team Rebound 
Andersen Foul: Inbound (1 PF)  11:13  
  11:13 Blake Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:13 Team Rebound 
  11:13
[LAL 23-25]
Blake Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:53 McRoberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:42
[LAL 25-25]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:25 World Peace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:07 World Peace Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:06  
Gallinari Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:59
[DEN 27-25]
 
Andersen Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:48  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Afflalo  09:48  
  09:41 World Peace Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Miller Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  09:40  
  09:29 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 McRoberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:08 Kapono 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:06  
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  08:56  
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:54  
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:52
[DEN 29-25]
 
  08:34
[LAL 27-29]
Gasol Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST) 
Harrington Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:17  
Harrington Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:17  
  08:17  
  08:04 Gasol Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Harrington Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:50
[DEN 31-27]
 
Andersen Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  07:37  
  07:37
[LAL 28-31]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:37 Kapono Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  07:37 Blake Substitution replaced by Fisher 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Nene  07:37  
Fernandez Substitution replaced by Lawson  07:37  
  07:37 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:35  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 World Peace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:59 World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:58  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  06:52
[DEN 34-28]
 
  06:28
[LAL 30-34]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Nene Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  06:07  
  05:55 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:53 McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:44
[LAL 32-34]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:15 McRoberts Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:15 McRoberts Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Mozgov  05:15  
  05:15 World Peace Substitution replaced by Kapono 
  05:15 Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Miller Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  05:03
[DEN 36-32]
 
  04:47 Bynum Hook Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:44  
Nene Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:43  
Nene Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  04:43  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Gallinari  04:43  
  04:29
[LAL 34-36]
McRoberts Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:14 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:03
[LAL 36-36]
Fisher Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
Gallinari Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:57  
  03:40
[LAL 38-36]
Bryant Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:30
[DEN 38-38]
 
  03:14
[LAL 40-38]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:55
[LAL 42-38]
Bryant Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  02:49 Kapono Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49 McRoberts Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:49  
Team Rebound  02:49  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Mozgov  02:49  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:49
[DEN 39-42]
 
  02:28 Fisher Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (3 BLK) 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:25  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST)  02:21
[DEN 41-42]
 
  02:01 Bynum Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST) 
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  01:55
[DEN 43-42]
 
  01:31
[LAL 44-43]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:19 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:14 Kapono 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:13  
Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST)  01:10  
  01:01 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gallinari (2 ST) 
  01:01 Fisher Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Fernandez  01:01  
  01:01 Fisher Substitution replaced by Blake 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bynum (1 ST)  00:52.9  
Nene Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:45.2  
  00:45.2
[LAL 45-43]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:45.2 Bynum Substitution replaced by McRoberts 
  00:45.2
[LAL 46-43]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:40.4  
Nene Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:40.4  
  00:40.4 McRoberts Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  00:27.1
[DEN 45-46]
 
  00:10.9 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:09.9  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Barnes (1 BLK)  00:02.9  
  00:00.8 Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.7 Blake 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (2-3) Los Angeles Lakers (4-2)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Fisher Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:49
[DEN 46-46]
 
  11:49 Fisher Substitution replaced by Blake 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:49
[DEN 47-46]
 
  11:32 Barnes Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:31  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:12
[LAL 49-47]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:55 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:43 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (4 BLK) 
  10:41 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:34  
  10:19 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:18 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:14 Blake 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:12  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  10:04  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:03  
  10:03 Blake Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:03
[DEN 48-49]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:03
[DEN 49-49]
 
  09:47 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:45 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:45
[LAL 51-49]
Bynum Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (3 AST)  09:23
[DEN 52-51]
 
  08:58 Bryant Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:54  
  08:52 Bryant Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  08:52  
Team Rebound  08:52  
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS)  08:52
[DEN 53-51]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:35
[LAL 53-53]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bryant (7 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK)  08:19  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:17  
Mozgov Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Blake (1 ST)  08:16  
  08:11 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:08 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  08:08
[LAL 55-53]
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Lawson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:55  
Lawson Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:55  
  07:44
[LAL 57-53]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Blake (3 AST) 
Nene Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:24 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:22 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:19  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:05 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  07:02
[DEN 55-57]
 
  07:02 Bryant Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  07:02
[DEN 56-57]
 
  06:43
[LAL 59-56]
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bryant (8 AST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:29 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:29  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Miller  06:29  
  06:12 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:10  
Mozgov Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  05:57  
Mozgov Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:57  
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:57 Bynum Substitution replaced by McRoberts 
  05:49 Bryant Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:49 Bryant Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Harrington  05:49  
  05:49 Bryant Substitution replaced by Kapono 
  05:49 Barnes Substitution replaced by World Peace 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:10
[LAL 61-56]
McRoberts Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Kapono (1 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Double Dribble (4 TO)  04:52  
  04:33 World Peace Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:31  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:21 McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:12
[LAL 63-56]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Blake (4 AST) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  03:57  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:55  
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:55
[DEN 58-63]
 
  03:40 Blake 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:39  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  03:22
[DEN 61-63]
 
  03:05 World Peace Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Nene Substitution replaced by Mozgov  03:05  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Fernandez  03:05  
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed  02:44  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:44  
Mozgov Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:44
[DEN 63-63]
 
Mozgov Violation:Defensive Goaltending  02:44  
  02:44
[LAL 65-63]
McRoberts Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Blake (5 AST) 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST)  02:30
[DEN 66-65]
 
  02:06 World Peace Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  02:05  
  01:45 Kapono Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:45  
  01:45 Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:45  
Team Rebound  01:45  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:45
[DEN 67-65]
 
  01:38 Blake Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:36  
Miller Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:17
[DEN 69-65]
 
  00:58.8
[LAL 67-69]
Blake Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  00:42.5
[DEN 71-67]
 
  00:23.0 Bynum Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:07.9 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:00.8
[LAL 69-71]
Blake Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (2-3) Los Angeles Lakers (4-2)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 World Peace Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:41 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  11:37
[LAL 71-71]
Bynum Slam Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:21 Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:05 Blake 3pt Shot: Missed 
Fernandez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:03  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:51
[DEN 73-71]
 
  10:33 World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:32 Bynum Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  10:32
[LAL 73-73]
Bynum Tip Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Fernandez (1 AST)  10:11
[DEN 76-73]
 
  09:45
[LAL 76-76]
Kapono 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Blake (6 AST) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  09:38
[DEN 78-76]
 
  09:18 Kapono Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:17 Bynum Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  09:17 Bynum Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) 
  09:17 World Peace Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:56 Bynum Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  08:45
[LAL 78-78]
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:27 Bynum Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  08:20 Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harrington (1 ST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Fernandez (2 AST)  08:02
[DEN 81-78]
 
  07:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:51 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  07:37 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:35 Team Rebound 
  07:22 Blake 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:22 Team Rebound 
Harrington Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:22  
  07:22 Blake Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  07:14
[LAL 80-81]
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  06:46  
Team Rebound  06:46  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:46  
  06:26 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  06:25  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:04 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Fernandez (1 ST) 
  06:04 Bryant Technical 
Afflalo Free Throw Technical (13 PTS)  06:04
[DEN 82-80]
 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nene  06:04  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Gallinari  06:04  
Miller Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:04  
  06:04 Kapono Substitution replaced by Barnes 
  06:04 McRoberts Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:40  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  05:28
[DEN 85-80]
 
Nene Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  05:11  
  05:11  
  05:11
[LAL 81-85]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  05:11
[LAL 82-85]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Fernandez (3 AST)  04:47
[DEN 87-82]
 
  04:25 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:23 Barnes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:18
[LAL 84-87]
Bynum Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Fisher (4 AST) 
  04:06 Jump Ball Barnes vs Nene (Fernandez gains possession) 
  03:59 Barnes Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Fernandez Substitution replaced by Miller  03:59  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
Team Rebound  03:44  
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  03:40
[DEN 89-84]
 
  03:40 Barnes Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:40  
  03:38 Barnes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:23
[LAL 86-89]
Bynum Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Bryant (9 AST) 
Nene Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  03:23  
  03:23
[LAL 87-89]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
  03:14 Fisher Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Nene Dunk Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:56 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Harrington Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  02:47  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:47  
  02:32 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:31 Fisher Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gallinari Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  02:19  
  02:19
[LAL 88-89]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  02:19
[LAL 89-89]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Nene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (2 BLK)  01:59  
  01:57 Barnes Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:52
[LAL 91-89]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Fisher (5 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  01:39  
  01:37 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:22 Barnes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (1 BLK) 
  01:20 Barnes Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:15 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:14  
  01:13 Fisher Foul: Shooting Block (6 PF) 
  01:13 Fisher Substitution replaced by Blake 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:13  
Team Rebound  01:13  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:13  
  01:11 Bynum Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  00:49.4 Bryant Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
Nene Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:35.9  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:19.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:07.9 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:06.5  
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:01.1 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:01.1  
  00:01.1 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:01.1 Team Rebound 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Mozgov  00:01.1  
  00:01.1
[LAL 92-89]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Harrington  00:01.1  
Miller Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:01.1  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:01.1  
  00:01.1 Bynum Substitution replaced by World Peace 
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.1  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  00:01.1  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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25
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26-7
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