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Notebook: Nuggets 102, Lakers 99


Posted Wednesday May 9, 2012 2:25AM

By Dan Arritt, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: The Nuggets should have known it would be their night after Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shot an air ball to start Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round series. The evening only got better from there, as the Nuggets grabbed an early lead Tuesday night and never trailed again, despite a late push from Bryant, holding on for a 102-99 victory at Staples Center and avoiding elimination.

THE STAT: With two 7-footers in the starting lineup, the Lakers should have owned the paint, but were outscored 58-44 by the much more energetic Nuggets. Bench scoring was also a key area in the game. The Nuggets owned that advantage, 50-19.

QUOTE: "I didn't expect us to win by double digits. I thought it would be close. Thank God he missed."
-- Denver coach George Karl on the final shot by Bryant

TURNING POINT: The Lakers made a few pushes after the first quarter, once to tie the game 29-29 with 7:11 remaining in the first half, and the final time when Bryant swished four 3-pointers during a 21-8 run that cut the deficit to two points with 59 seconds remaining. After the Nuggets shot 2-for-4 from the free-throw line over the next 40 seconds, Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions cut the deficit to one with a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left. Two seconds later, the Lakers fouled Denver point guard Andre Miller and he sank both free throws to push the lead back to three. Both Bryant and Sessions got off 3-point attempts in the final seconds but neither fell, sending the game back to Denver for Game 6.

HOT: The two best players for the Nuggets came off the bench. Miller finished with 24 points and eight assists in 28 minutes, his highest-scoring game since Jan. 18. JaVale McGee outplayed Lakers All-Star center Andrew Bynum, finishing with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Bryant overcame a poor start to finish with 43 points on 14-for-32 shooting. He was 5-for-11 from beyond the 3-point stripe.

NOT: The Lakers needed a response from their bench and it just wasn't there. Matt Barnes was the best option and he scored 11 points, but needed 14 field-goal attempts to get there, more than any Lakers starter except Bryant. Barnes has struggled mightily from the 3-point line in the series. He was 1-for-6 from beyond the arc, falling to 2-for-20 for the series. Al Harrington and Ty Lawson continue to be inconsistent for Denver. Harrington was 0-for-7 from the field with three points, and Lawson was 4-for-12 with nine points.

GOOD MOVE: Every time the Lakers made a push during the first three quarters, Karl called a timeout, drew up a play and the Nuggets usually converted to kill the momentum. That's what happened when the Lakers cut the deficit to 66-63 late in the third quarter. The Nuggets came out of the timeout, Miller dribbled the ball at the basket, drew the defense and then dished off to McGee for an uncontested dunk, sparking a 10-2 run to end the quarter.

BAD MOVE: Bynum was just being honest, but he may have given the Nuggets just the bulletin-board material they needed. He told reporters after Monday's practice that closeout games were easy because "teams tend to fold if you come out and play hard in the beginning." It was the Nuggets who came out playing a lot harder than Bynum, who took just eight shots and finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

QUOTE II: "Our paint protection on the defensive end of the floor is not good right now. [The Nuggets] don't have many post-up threats, big, strong guys that can back you down ... and they outscore us in paint points, 58-44. Our weak side did not do a good job of having awareness, nor did we do a good job as team protecting that paint."
-- Lakers coach Mike Brown

NOTABLE: Bryant has scored in double digits in 164 consecutive playoff games, second only to Michael Jordan. For the 12th time, he scored at least 40 points in a postseason game. The Lakers hadn't lost a closeout game at Staples Center since May 2006. They are 12-2 in closeout games since 2008 ... Arron Afflalo scored a playoff career-high 19 points to lead all Denver starters.

UP NEXT: Game 6, Thursday in Denver, 10:30 p.m. ET.

DEN
LAL
   
    • 45.9%

    • 38.9%

    • 15.8%

    • 37.5%

    • 77.8%

    • 76.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENLAL
Total Rebounds4348
Offensive Rebounds815
Turnovers79
Fast Break Pts:1914
Biggest Lead:152
Points in the Paint:5844
DENLAL
pMiller   24Bryant   43
rbMcGee   14Bynum   11
a2 players   8Sessions   6
sAfflalo   32 players   2
bMcGee   2Gasol   3
 
  • 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. GallinariF36:504-130-36-6+405510001114
K. FariedF23:335-50-00-0+818903130010
T. MozgovC13:090-10-00-0+40000400100
A. AfflaloG35:158-191-52-3+105510310119
T. LawsonG29:114-120-31-2+110228320019
J. McGee 32:399-120-03-6-6681413002121
A. Harrington 26:380-70-43-4-11450001113
A. Miller 28:058-112-26-6-502284110024
C. Brewer 14:401-50-20-0-10110201002
C. AndersenDNP - Coach's Decision
J. HamiltonDNP - Coach's Decision
K. KoufosDNP - Coach's Decision
J. StoneDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24039-853-1921-27 8354319197755102
 45.9%15.8%77.8% team rebs: 12total to: 7
Los Angeles Lakers (5-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. EbanksF11:241-30-01-2-70001200003
P. GasolF-C37:154-110-01-2+1228101412329
A. BynumC39:115-80-06-8-3471112011016
K. BryantG43:1214-325-1110-11-615652230043
R. SessionsG36:213-121-32-3+90666102039
S. Blake 30:303-62-40-0-33364411008
J. Hill 19:320-40-00-0-133250200100
M. Barnes 22:345-141-60-0-322423200011
D. Morris 00:010-00-00-0-10000000000
C. EyengaDNP - Coach's Decision
A. GoudelockDNP - Coach's Decision
J. McRobertsDNP - Coach's Decision
T. MurphyDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24035-909-2420-26 1533482020695599
 38.9%37.5%76.9% team rebs: 10total to: 10

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Fernandez
  • Lakers: World Peace

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Miller
  • Lakers: Bynum

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #17 Joe Crawford, #33 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:32
Denver Nuggets (39-28) Los Angeles Lakers (41-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Mozgov (Gasol gains possession)
  11:36 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:35  
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:16 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:03  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:24 Bynum Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:21 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:19
[LAL 2-0]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faried Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  10:16
[DEN 2-2]
 
  09:59 Ebanks Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:57  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:35 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:34  
  09:22 Ebanks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:22
[DEN 3-2]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:22
[DEN 4-2]
 
  09:14 Sessions Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:04
[DEN 6-2]
 
  08:41
[LAL 4-6]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ebanks (1 AST) 
Gallinari Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:17 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:09 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:08  
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  08:00  
  07:57
[LAL 6-6]
Ebanks Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:40
[DEN 8-6]
 
  07:23 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:22  
Mozgov Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  07:18  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:17  
Faried Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:13
[DEN 10-6]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:57  
  06:57
[LAL 7-10]
Ebanks Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:57 Ebanks Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:55  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:31 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:15 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:14  
Faried Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  06:07
[DEN 12-7]
 
  05:51 Bynum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
  05:47 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:40  
  05:40 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:40 Team Rebound 
  05:40
[LAL 8-12]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:28 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:25 Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  05:21 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:20
[LAL 10-12]
Gasol Running Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  05:07
[DEN 14-10]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:52  
  04:52
[LAL 11-14]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by McGee  04:52  
  04:52 Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:51  
Faried Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  04:46
[DEN 16-11]
 
  04:33
[LAL 13-16]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:23 Team Rebound 
  04:05
[LAL 15-16]
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Afflalo Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:41  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:38  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McGee (1 AST)  03:36
[DEN 18-15]
 
  03:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
Faried Substitution replaced by Harrington  03:34  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Miller  03:34  
  03:34 Gasol Substitution replaced by Blake 
  03:34 Sessions Substitution replaced by Hill 
McGee Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:23  
  03:23 Ebanks Substitution replaced by Barnes 
  03:09 Barnes Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:08  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Gallinari Violation:Defensive Goaltending  02:46  
  02:46
[LAL 17-18]
Barnes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  02:30
[DEN 20-17]
 
  02:15 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:14 Blake Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:54 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:53 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:52 Hill Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:51 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:50 Barnes Hook Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:49  
  01:45 Blake Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:45
[DEN 21-17]
 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:45  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:45
[DEN 22-17]
 
  01:21 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:19  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:12
[DEN 24-17]
 
  00:59.2
[LAL 19-24]
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  00:39.9 Bynum Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:39.9
[DEN 25-19]
 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:39.9
[DEN 26-19]
 
  00:17.9 Bryant Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:15.9  
Harrington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barnes (1 ST)  00:14.7  
  00:14.7
[LAL 21-26]
Bynum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:03.5 Team Rebound 
Brewer Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:03.1  
  00:03.1
[LAL 22-26]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:03.1
[LAL 23-26]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (39-28) Los Angeles Lakers (41-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Brewer Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:40 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:21 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  11:05  
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:04  
  10:47 Barnes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:47
[DEN 27-23]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:47
[DEN 28-23]
 
  10:22 Sessions Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:19  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Afflalo  10:17  
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Blake (1 ST)  10:17  
  10:17 Jump Ball Blake vs Brewer (Gasol gains possession) 
  10:05 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
McGee Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:53 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:45 Hill Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:41  
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  09:33  
  09:33 Team Rebound 
  09:22 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Barnes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
McGee Violation:Defensive Goaltending  09:20  
  09:20
[LAL 25-28]
Barnes Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:03 Gasol Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:03  
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:03  
Team Rebound  09:03  
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:03
[DEN 29-25]
 
  08:41 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:40 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:30 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harrington (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:27  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:20 Barnes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:01 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:59  
Afflalo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  07:54  
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:48  
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Blake Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:44
[LAL 27-29]
Blake Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McGee Hook Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:19 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:12
[LAL 29-29]
Barnes Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  07:12  
  07:12 Gasol Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  07:12 Sessions Substitution replaced by Bynum 
McGee Substitution replaced by Faried  07:12  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Lawson  07:12  
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  06:51
[DEN 32-29]
 
  06:37 Barnes Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:32  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  06:28
[DEN 35-29]
 
  06:06 Bynum Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:55  
Harrington Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
Team Rebound  05:40  
  05:40 Bynum Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Lawson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:29 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:10
[LAL 31-35]
Barnes Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
  05:01 Blake Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Harrington Substitution replaced by McGee  05:01  
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:44 Blake Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:34 Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:32 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:31 Hill Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:29 Blake Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:29  
Miller Technical  04:29  
  04:29
[LAL 32-35]
Bryant Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
  04:29
[LAL 33-35]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Gallinari  04:29  
  04:29 Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:28  
Afflalo Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:13
[DEN 37-33]
 
  04:13 Bryant Foul: Away From Play (1 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:13  
  04:08 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:48
[LAL 35-37]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  03:29  
McGee Putback Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:27
[DEN 39-35]
 
  03:10 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Lawson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:07
[DEN 41-35]
 
  03:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:05 Hill Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  03:05 Barnes Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:43  
  02:43
[LAL 36-41]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:43
[LAL 37-41]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
McGee Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:28
[DEN 43-37]
 
  02:09 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (2 ST) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:06
[DEN 45-37]
 
  01:46 Bynum Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:43  
Faried Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  01:39
[DEN 47-37]
 
  01:18 Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:15  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  01:02  
  01:02
[LAL 38-47]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:02 Blake Substitution replaced by Barnes 
  01:02 Bynum Substitution replaced by Hill 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  01:02  
Faried Substitution replaced by Harrington  01:02  
  01:02
[LAL 39-47]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  00:53.9  
  00:52.6 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:50.5  
  00:50.5
[LAL 40-47]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:50.5
[LAL 41-47]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  00:38.0
[DEN 49-41]
 
  00:16.9 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:14.9 Hill Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:14.9 Hill Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:14.0 Team Rebound 
McGee Violation:Defensive Goaltending  00:04.2  
  00:04.2
[LAL 43-49]
Bryant Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (39-28) Los Angeles Lakers (41-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Faried Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (2 ST)  11:47  
  11:33
[LAL 45-49]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:13 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:02
[LAL 47-49]
Sessions Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  11:02  
  11:02 Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:58  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:44
[DEN 51-47]
 
  10:23 Ebanks Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:23  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:13
[DEN 53-47]
 
  10:01 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  10:00  
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:37
[DEN 55-47]
 
  09:20 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:19  
  09:13 Ebanks Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  09:13
[DEN 56-47]
 
  09:13 Ebanks Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  09:13
[DEN 57-47]
 
  08:50 Bryant Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:47  
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  08:39
[DEN 59-47]
 
  08:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:30  
  08:13
[LAL 50-59]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:52 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:37
[LAL 52-59]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  07:33 Barnes Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Faried Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  07:21  
Faried Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:21  
  07:05 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:04  
  07:04 Gasol Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:32  
  06:22 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:21  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:08
[DEN 61-52]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  05:59  
  05:59
[LAL 53-61]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by McGee  05:59  
  05:59
[LAL 54-61]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Gallinari Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:34 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:31 Barnes Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  05:26  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:17 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:09 Sessions Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:06  
McGee Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  04:52
[DEN 63-54]
 
  04:35
[LAL 56-63]
Bynum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST) 
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:19  
McGee Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:16  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:12  
  04:10 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:00
[LAL 58-63]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
  03:58 Bynum Technical 
Afflalo Free Throw Technical Missed  03:58  
Team Rebound  03:58  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Miller  03:58  
  03:58 Sessions Substitution replaced by Blake 
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  03:45
[DEN 66-58]
 
  03:33 Bryant Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
Faried Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Barnes (2 ST)  03:31  
  03:26
[LAL 60-66]
Bryant Floating Jump shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Barnes (2 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK)  03:11  
  03:06 Blake Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:03
[LAL 63-66]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Blake (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:03  
Faried Substitution replaced by Harrington  03:03  
  03:03 Gasol Substitution replaced by Hill 
McGee Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  02:45
[DEN 68-63]
 
  02:29 Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
  02:28 Blake Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
McGee Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  02:18
[DEN 70-63]
 
  02:01 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:00  
Miller Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:39
[DEN 72-63]
 
McGee Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:27  
  01:27
[LAL 64-72]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:27  
  01:27
[LAL 65-72]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:13 Barnes Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:13
[DEN 73-65]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:13
[DEN 74-65]
 
  00:58.9 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:57.7  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.8 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:23.9 Blake Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:19.5  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST)  00:03.1
[DEN 76-65]
 
  00:01.1 Blake 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (39-28) Los Angeles Lakers (41-26)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:46  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:11 Bryant Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  11:08 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:05
[LAL 67-76]
Bryant Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST)  10:46  
  10:42 Sessions Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Afflalo  10:42  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  10:30  
  10:28 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:23 Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:23  
  10:23 Hill Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  10:07 Hill Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:07
[DEN 77-67]
 
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:07
[DEN 78-67]
 
  09:47 Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (3 ST) 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST)  09:43
[DEN 80-67]
 
  09:22 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  09:21  
Miller Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:02
[DEN 82-67]
 
  09:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:02 Hill Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:51  
  08:51
[LAL 68-82]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:51
[LAL 69-82]
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Miller (7 AST)  08:41
[DEN 84-69]
 
  08:23
[LAL 72-84]
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Sessions (3 AST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:56
[DEN 86-72]
 
  07:33 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
  07:32 Team Rebound 
  07:25
[LAL 75-86]
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST) 
  07:08 Sessions Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  07:08
[DEN 87-75]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:08
[DEN 88-75]
 
  06:52 Blake 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:51  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  06:38  
McGee Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  06:37  
McGee Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS)  06:35
[DEN 90-75]
 
  06:35 Gasol Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:35  
McGee Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Team Rebound 
Miller Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:34  
  06:15
[LAL 77-90]
Gasol Running Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
Afflalo Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:48 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:29 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  05:27
[LAL 79-90]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:20  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Gallinari  05:20  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Miller (8 AST)  05:10
[DEN 92-79]
 
  04:45
[LAL 82-92]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Sessions (4 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
McGee Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  04:30  
McGee Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:28
[DEN 94-82]
 
Miller Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  04:16  
  04:16 Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:16 Team Rebound 
  04:16
[LAL 83-94]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:46
[LAL 85-94]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK)  03:23  
  03:21 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:17 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (1 BLK) 
  03:12 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  03:12
[LAL 87-94]
Bynum Putback Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:53 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
McGee Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:41  
  02:41  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  02:41  
  02:33
[LAL 90-94]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (37 PTS) Assist: Sessions (5 AST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  02:10
[DEN 96-90]
 
  01:53 Gasol Dunk Shot: Missed Block: McGee (2 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:49  
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:31 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:25
[LAL 93-96]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (40 PTS) Assist: Sessions (6 AST) 
Miller Running Bank shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:12
[DEN 98-93]
 
  00:59.1
[LAL 96-98]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (43 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.5 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:28.9 Bryant Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:28.6  
  00:28.6 Gasol Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:28.6  
Team Rebound  00:28.6  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:28.6  
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:28.6
[DEN 99-96]
 
  00:28.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:20.9 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:6 Def:8)  00:19.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:19.9  
  00:19.9 Gasol Substitution replaced by Barnes 
McGee Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:19.9  
  00:19.9 Bynum Substitution replaced by Morris 
  00:19.2 Blake Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:19.2  
Team Rebound  00:19.2  
  00:19.2 Barnes Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  00:19.2 Morris Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Miller Substitution replaced by McGee  00:19.2  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:19.2
[DEN 100-96]
 
  00:19.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  00:19.2  
  00:14.0
[LAL 99-100]
Sessions 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Blake (4 AST) 
  00:12.8 Bryant Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:12.8
[DEN 101-99]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:12.8
[DEN 102-99]
 
  00:12.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:05.2 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:04.0 Blake Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:01.8 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
2nd Northwest
38
28
8-2
20-13
18-15
LAL
1st Pacific
41
25
6-4
26-7
15-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
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LAL
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Lakers Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.457.426
FT%.756.715
Points97.396.3
Rebounds46.247.4
Assists22.521.4
Steals5.95.9
Blocks5.39.4
3-Point %.326.316
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Nuggets Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.476.430
FT%.735.000
Points104.196.7
Rebounds43.147.7
Assists24.020.9
Steals8.27.0
Blocks5.06.9
3-Point %.332.278
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 7
Los Angeles Lakers (4-3)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Barnes, Matt139:1913-493-252-48202814187115431
Blake, Steve193:1019-4414-300-2512172114672152
Bryant, Kobe282:0177-17215-4235-44102232351882328204
Bynum, Andrew262:0843-840-031-423056861010282814117
Ebanks, Devin106:0814-320-25-861319511325433
Eyenga, Christian9:132-30-00-11121311114
Gasol, Pau255:4238-892-412-1625396430205817690
Goudelock, Andrew2:180-00-00-00000000000
Hill, Jordan141:0615-380-08-12262551118164438
McRoberts, Josh5:460-00-00-00221102000
Morris, Darius5:071-10-03-40002001005
Murphy, Troy6:241-11-10-00220000003
Sessions, Ramon227:5831-804-2116-231232428164100682
World Peace, Metta43:415-154-111-214522412015
Denver Nuggets (3-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Afflalo, Arron229:2430-744-2012-15520251914592576
Brewer, Corey116:2823-546-206-86814611722458
Faried, Kenneth192:0832-600-09-122545704205148873
Gallinari, Danilo221:3234-944-2322-249273617155941094
Hamilton, Jordan5:092-30-00-00000111004
Harrington, Al162:3824-7510-3510-15723306133311068
Koufos, Kosta25:501-30-00-047110503112
Lawson, Ty241:5556-1099-2812-194141842127819133
McGee, JaVale181:1523-530-014-262344675215422860
Miller, Andre199:4131-734-713-1514253942199171779
Mozgov, Timofey98:5412-250-04-8101323316256428
Stone, Julyan5:091-20-00-01012000002

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