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Notebook: Lakers 96, Nuggets 87


Posted Sunday May 13, 2012 2:40AM

By Dan Arritt, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Behind the all-around superior play of Pau Gasol, the lock-down defense of Metta World Peace and the clutch shooting off the bench by Steve Blake, the Lakers really didn't need Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum to be at their best in Game 7 of their Western Conference first-round series against the scrappy Nuggets. They just needed their All-Stars to step up when it counted most. They did, as Bynum had a key tip in with 2 1/2 minutes remaining Saturday night, and Bryant sank a clutch 3-pointer about 90 seconds later, lifting the Lakers to a 96-87 victory at Staples Center and a second-round date with the Thunder.

QUOTABLE: "Metta made some plays that were absolutely freaking amazing. He was monstrous for us tonight."
-- Lakers coach Mike Brown

THE STAT: World Peace, in his first game back after serving a seven-game suspension for laying an elbow on James Harden of the Thunder in the second-to-last game of the regular season, spent most of the game guarding Danilo Gallinari and Andre Miller. He made it a long night for both on the offensive end, as they combined to shoot 2-for-19 from the floor and score just three points each. World Peace didn't stand around on the offensive end either, finishing with 15 points. He shot 4-for-11 from behind the 3-point line, part of an 11-for-24 night for the Lakers.

TURNING POINT: After the Nuggets erased a 16-point third-quarter deficit and then surged ahead by four points in the opening minutes of the fourth, the game was officially back on. Miller scored his only basket after somehow taking a defensive rebound from Gasol and putting it back in for a 3-point play with 6:51 remaining, tying the score, 78-78. Gasol then kept the ball alive on the other end with three consecutive tips before it finally fell through the rim. World Peace blocked Miller's jumper on the other end, followed by a Blake 3-pointer with 5:50 remaining, and the Nuggets would never get any closer than five the rest of the way.

HOT: Blake had not scored more than 16 points in a playoff game in his nine-year career, but came up with 19 in one of his most high-profile performances. Blake shot 5-for-6 from beyond the 3-point line, none bigger than the two he made in the fourth quarter. Gasol didn't shoot as high a percentage, but did a lot of everything, finishing with 23 points, 17 rebounds and six assists. Nearly as important, he went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, making good on a night when the Lakers were 15-for-23 overall. As for the Nuggets, the only two players who showed up, or at least didn't have to deal with World Peace, were point guard Ty Lawson and reserve forward Al Harrington. Lawson torched the Lakers for 24 points on 11-for-14 shooting through the first three quarters, but went 0-for-5 with no points in the fourth. Harrington scored 24 points on 9-for-18 shooting, getting 11 points in the final quarter.

NOT: Gallinari and Miller weren't the only Nuggets who left their shots in Denver. Back-up center JaVale McGee was 1-for-7 with a couple wild misses, but did contribute 14 rebounds and five blocked shots off the bench. The Nuggets didn't get much from Corey Brewer either. A game after scoring 18 points off the bench, he was held to four points on 2-for-9 shooting. For the Lakers, point guard Ramon Sessions will probably have nightmares of trying to guard Lawson during the series. That seemed to take a lot away from his offensive game as well. The Nuggets basically didn't guard him on the perimeter and he still missed all four of his 3-pointers, finishing 2-for-8 with four points and two assists in 20 minutes.

GOOD MOVE: Sessions couldn't guard Lawson and Blake had no chance of stopping the speedy guard, so Brown put Bryant on Lawson in the fourth quarter and that finally put a leash on his penetration.

BAD MOVE: Bynum had been criticized after some lackluster efforts earlier in the series, but won some hustle awards against the Nuggets. He only shot 4-for-15 from the floor, but finished with 16 points, a playoff career-high 18 rebounds and six blocked shots. He twice dove to the floor in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers take possession and scored big points.

QUOTABLE II: "I hate Steve Blake tonight, but I love him as a player."
-- Denver coach George Karl

NOTABLE: Both teams finished 35-for-89 from the floor in Game 7. The Lakers have won 11 straight Game 7s at home. Bryant is 5-1 in Game 7s in his career. Both teams combined for 24 offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter. This was the first Saturday night home game for the Lakers this season.

UP NEXT: Game 1 vs. the Thunder, Monday in Oklahoma City.

DEN
LAL
   
    • 39.3%

    • 39.3%

    • 26.9%

    • 45.8%

    • 71.4%

    • 65.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENLAL
Total Rebounds5450
Offensive Rebounds2324
Turnovers1811
Fast Break Pts:1811
Biggest Lead:416
Points in the Paint:4436
DENLAL
p2 players   24Gasol   23
rbMcGee   14Bynum   18
aMiller   8Bryant   8
s5 players   1World Peace   4
bMcGee   5Bynum   6
 
  • 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. GallinariF25:391-91-30-0-120333114123
K. FariedF19:523-50-00-0-1946101314016
T. MozgovC15:281-10-00-0-81340201202
A. AfflaloG36:206-111-32-2-1021333011115
T. LawsonG42:0411-192-60-2-632562020124
A. Miller 27:241-100-11-1065118305033
J. McGee 31:331-70-04-6+359141210536
A. Harrington 29:079-183-103-3+602214110124
C. Brewer 12:322-90-30-0+12020110024
W. Chandler 00:000-00-00-000000000000
J. Hamilton 00:000-00-00-000000000000
K. Koufos 00:000-00-00-000000000000
J. Stone 00:000-00-00-000000000000
Totals 24035-897-2610-14 233154232151891487
 39.3%26.9%71.4% team rebs: 9total to: 19
Los Angeles Lakers (5-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
M. World PeaceF43:415-154-111-2+1814522412015
P. GasolF-C41:029-190-05-5+141161765114123
A. BynumC42:574-150-08-11+6991813116416
K. BryantG45:087-162-21-4+910182031317
R. SessionsG19:312-80-40-1+30002311004
J. Hill 11:581-40-00-0-21230301012
S. Blake 29:557-115-60-0+111231221019
M. Barnes 05:430-10-10-0-40440111000
D. Ebanks 00:050-00-00-000000000000
A. Goudelock 00:000-00-00-000000000000
J. McRoberts 00:000-00-00-000000000000
D. Morris 00:000-00-00-000000000000
T. Murphy 00:000-00-00-000000000000
Totals 24035-8911-2415-23 2426502220101114996
 39.3%45.8%65.2% team rebs: 7total to: 11

inactive

  • Nuggets: Andersen, Fernandez
  • Lakers: Eyenga

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Lakers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #22 Bill Spooner, #9 Derrick Stafford
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:35
Denver Nuggets (38-29) Los Angeles Lakers (42-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Mozgov
Faried Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  11:44
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:21 World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:19 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:19
[LAL 2-2]
Gasol Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  11:01  
  11:00 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:51
[LAL 4-2]
Bynum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Hook Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:33 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:21
[LAL 6-2]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Faried Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  10:03
[DEN 4-6]
 
  09:49 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:48  
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK)  09:40  
  09:38 World Peace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:36
[LAL 8-4]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: World Peace (1 AST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:12
[DEN 6-8]
 
  08:58 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:54  
  08:32
[LAL 10-6]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:11
[DEN 9-10]
 
  07:56 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:53  
  07:53 Sessions Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  07:37
[DEN 11-10]
 
  07:17 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST) 
Gallinari Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:13  
Faried Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:57  
  06:48
[LAL 12-11]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:48  
  06:48
[LAL 13-11]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  06:29
[DEN 13-13]
 
  06:08
[LAL 15-13]
Gasol Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Afflalo Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  05:52
[DEN 15-15]
 
  05:36 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:34  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:22
[DEN 17-15]
 
  05:02
[LAL 18-17]
World Peace 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:50
[DEN 19-18]
 
  04:24 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:21 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:18 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:15  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:11  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Miller  04:11  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by McGee  04:11  
  04:11 Gasol Substitution replaced by Hill 
  04:11 Sessions Substitution replaced by Blake 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:57 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Faried Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:57  
Faried Substitution replaced by Harrington  03:57  
  03:43 World Peace Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:40  
Harrington Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  03:34
[DEN 21-18]
 
  03:34 Bryant Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  03:34
[DEN 22-18]
 
  03:20 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
  03:18 World Peace Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:09
[LAL 21-22]
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 World Peace Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:36 Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (2 BLK) 
  02:33 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:33
[LAL 23-22]
Hill Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McGee Hook Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (2 BLK)  02:22  
  02:18 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:08 World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:06  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Blake (1 ST)  01:57  
  01:51
[LAL 25-22]
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:43  
  01:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:43 World Peace Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Harrington Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  01:24
[DEN 24-25]
 
  01:04 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:03  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:52.5  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Barnes (1 ST)  00:48.9  
  00:26.9 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:26.6  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (3 BLK)  00:07.6  
Team Rebound  00:07.6  
  00:07.6 Bryant Substitution replaced by World Peace 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Blake (1 BLK)  00:02.8  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:02.8  
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.8  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:02.8  
  00:02.8 Hill Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  00:02.8 Hill Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (1 BLK)  00:01.8  
  00:00.2 Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (38-29) Los Angeles Lakers (42-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[LAL 27-24]
Blake Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  11:28
[DEN 27-27]
 
  11:01
[LAL 30-27]
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: World Peace (2 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:47  
Team Rebound  10:46  
  10:46 Hill Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
McGee Layup Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:32 Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:32 Barnes Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: World Peace (1 BLK)  10:24  
Team Rebound  10:24  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 World Peace Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:01 Gasol Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:59  
  09:54 Barnes Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  09:42  
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:39  
Miller Tip Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:36 Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:28 Blake Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:27  
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST)  09:19
[DEN 29-30]
 
  09:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
McGee Substitution replaced by Faried  09:13  
  09:13 Barnes Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  08:57 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (1 BLK) 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:55  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  08:50  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:48  
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:48
[DEN 31-30]
 
  08:24 Hill Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:10 Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:02 World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:01  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
Miller Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:43  
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Blake (2 ST)  07:40  
  07:37
[LAL 32-31]
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Gallinari Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:07  
Brewer Tip Shot: Missed  07:07  
Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:04  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  07:04  
  07:01 World Peace Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:57
[LAL 34-31]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Harrington Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:57  
Miller Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:57  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Afflalo  06:57  
  06:57 Hill Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  06:57
[LAL 35-31]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:39  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:38  
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:World Peace (1 ST)  06:35  
  06:23
[LAL 38-31]
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:23  
Faried Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST)  06:09  
  06:00 Bynum Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:37 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  05:23  
  05:23
[LAL 39-31]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Faried Substitution replaced by McGee  05:23  
  05:23 Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:22  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:46 World Peace Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:45  
Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  04:37
[DEN 33-39]
 
  04:10 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:09 Bynum Tip Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:06  
  04:04 Blake Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:04
[DEN 34-39]
 
  04:04 World Peace Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Mozgov  04:04  
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:04
[DEN 35-39]
 
  03:46 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:45 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  03:45 Bynum Dunk Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  03:41 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK) 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:39  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:28 Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:14 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:12 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:10 Blake Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  02:57 Bryant Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  02:55 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:55 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:52  
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:51
[DEN 37-39]
 
  02:51 Sessions Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  02:51  
  02:51 Barnes Substitution replaced by World Peace 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:51  
  02:48 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  02:35
[LAL 42-37]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:18
[DEN 40-42]
 
  01:56 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Mozgov Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO)  01:30  
  01:17
[LAL 44-40]
Bynum Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gasol (5 AST) 
  01:01 Gasol Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:01
[DEN 41-44]
 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Miller  01:01  
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:01
[DEN 42-44]
 
  00:51.8
[LAL 46-42]
Sessions Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:51.8  
  00:51.8 Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:49.9  
Miller Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) Steal:World Peace (2 ST)  00:32.9  
  00:29.8 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:26.9  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:06.8 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:01.0 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.4 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:00.2
[LAL 48-42]
Gasol Putback Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (38-29) Los Angeles Lakers (42-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:45  
Gallinari Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  11:28  
Gallinari Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:28  
  11:06 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:05 Team Rebound 
  10:55 Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK) 
  10:55 Team Rebound 
  10:49
[LAL 50-42]
Bryant Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  10:41  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:40  
Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (3 AST)  10:27
[DEN 44-50]
 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:13  
  10:00 World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:59  
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST)  09:44  
  09:40
[LAL 52-44]
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST) 
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (4 BLK)  09:27  
  09:27 Jump Ball Bynum vs Gallinari (Bryant gains possession) 
  09:27 Bynum Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  09:10
[LAL 55-44]
World Peace 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
  08:53 Bryant Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:53  
Gallinari Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:World Peace (3 ST)  08:44  
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:40  
  08:40 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:40 Team Rebound 
  08:40 Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:38 Bynum Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
  08:38 Bynum Tip Shot: Missed 
  08:34 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  08:34
[LAL 57-44]
Gasol Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  08:25 Sessions Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Harrington  08:25  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by McGee  08:25  
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:19  
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:15  
McGee Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:15
[DEN 46-57]
 
  07:58
[LAL 60-46]
World Peace 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gasol (6 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:37 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  07:22
[LAL 62-46]
Bryant Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bynum (1 ST)  07:09  
Harrington Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:08  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Miller  07:08  
  06:54 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (3 BLK) 
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:51  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  06:45
[DEN 49-62]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:35  
  06:21
[LAL 64-49]
World Peace Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Bynum Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  05:53 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Harrington (1 ST) 
Lawson Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST)  05:50
[DEN 51-64]
 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:27 Bynum Hook Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:23  
  05:19 Gasol Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Miller Hook Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:00 Bynum Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  04:54 Gasol Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  04:54 Sessions Substitution replaced by Blake 
Lawson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:35
[DEN 53-64]
 
  04:13 Blake Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:11  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  04:08
[DEN 55-64]
 
  04:08 Team Timeout : Short 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:02  
  04:02
[LAL 65-55]
World Peace Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:02 World Peace Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:59  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  03:49
[DEN 58-65]
 
  03:39 World Peace Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:39 World Peace Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:39 Gasol Substitution replaced by Hill 
Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  03:16
[DEN 60-65]
 
  02:54
[LAL 67-60]
Blake Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST) 
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST)  02:41
[DEN 62-67]
 
  02:41 Bynum Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:41  
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:41  
  02:39 Bynum Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  02:23 World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:21  
Harrington Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  02:18  
Harrington Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:18  
  02:18 World Peace Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  02:00 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:00 Team Rebound 
McGee Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:00  
  02:00 Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:00 Team Rebound 
  02:00
[LAL 68-62]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST)  01:44
[DEN 64-68]
 
  01:20 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:18  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: McGee (1 AST)  01:14
[DEN 66-68]
 
  00:52.4 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:52.4  
  00:52.4 Hill Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:52.4
[DEN 67-68]
 
  00:52.4 Sessions Substitution replaced by World Peace 
  00:52.4 Hill Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:52.4
[DEN 68-68]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:41.4  
  00:41.4 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:41.4 Team Rebound 
  00:41.4
[LAL 69-68]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  00:23.1  
  00:07.8 Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (38-29) Los Angeles Lakers (42-25)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  11:35  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:34  
Harrington Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  11:11
[DEN 70-69]
 
  10:53 Blake Layup Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  10:52  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Miller (7 AST)  10:44
[DEN 73-69]
 
  10:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:24
[LAL 72-73]
World Peace 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  10:02  
  10:00 Bynum Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  09:42 World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:40  
  09:39 Bynum Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Lawson Hook Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Bynum Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  09:03
[LAL 75-73]
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bryant (7 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  08:41  
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:39  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:29 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  08:24 Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McGee (1 ST) 
Harrington Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Miller (8 AST)  08:18
[DEN 75-75]
 
Miller Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:04  
  08:04
[LAL 76-75]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Faried  08:04  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Afflalo  08:04  
  08:04 Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:03  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:01  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  07:38  
Team Rebound  07:38  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:38  
  07:19 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:18 Bynum Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  07:18 Bynum Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:16 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  07:16 Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  07:16 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:16 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:16 Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:6) 
  07:16 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Gasol Rebound (Off:8 Def:6) 
  07:13 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:12 Gasol Rebound (Off:9 Def:6) 
  07:12 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:10 Gasol Rebound (Off:10 Def:6) 
  07:10
[LAL 78-75]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:54  
Miller Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  06:52  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:51
[DEN 77-78]
 
  06:51 Gasol Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Harrington Substitution replaced by McGee  06:51  
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  06:51
[DEN 78-78]
 
  06:29 Bynum Hook Shot: Missed Block: McGee (4 BLK) 
  06:29 Gasol Rebound (Off:11 Def:6) 
  06:26
[LAL 80-78]
Gasol Tip Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed Block: World Peace (2 BLK)  06:06  
  06:03 Bynum Rebound (Off:7 Def:8) 
  05:51
[LAL 83-78]
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Bryant (8 AST) 
  05:39 World Peace Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Gallinari  05:39  
McGee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK)  05:32  
McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  05:30  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (5 BLK)  05:28  
Team Rebound  05:26  
McGee Layup Shot: Missed  05:23  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:22  
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Missed  05:22  
McGee Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  05:21  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (4 BLK)  05:04  
Lawson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:02  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:59  
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:57  
Faried Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)  04:57  
  04:40 Blake 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:38 Bynum Rebound (Off:8 Def:8) 
  04:35 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (5 BLK) 
  04:34 Blake Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:15 World Peace Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  04:14  
Gallinari Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:World Peace (4 ST)  03:59  
McGee Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:40  
  03:40
[LAL 84-78]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Miller  03:40  
Faried Substitution replaced by Harrington  03:40  
Team Timeout : Short  03:40  
  03:40
[LAL 85-78]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  03:24 Gasol Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Harrington Pullup Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:11
[DEN 80-85]
 
Afflalo Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:53  
  02:53  
  02:40 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:38 Bynum Rebound (Off:9 Def:8) 
  02:38
[LAL 87-80]
Bynum Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  02:25  
Miller Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  02:23  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:15  
Afflalo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:13  
Miller Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  01:51  
  01:51
[LAL 88-80]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:51
[LAL 89-80]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:39 Gasol Foul: Shooting (5 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:39  
Team Rebound  01:39  
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:39
[DEN 81-89]
 
  01:15 World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:14  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  01:09
[DEN 84-89]
 
  00:48.3
[LAL 92-84]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Blake (3 AST) 
Harrington Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:35.0
[DEN 86-92]
 
Harrington Foul: Personal Take (4 PF)  00:31.3  
  00:31.3
[LAL 93-86]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:31.3
[LAL 94-86]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:31.3  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Miller Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  00:25.7  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:19.8  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (6 BLK)  00:16.9  
  00:14.9 Bynum Rebound (Off:9 Def:9) 
Afflalo Foul: Personal Take (3 PF)  00:12.3  
  00:12.3
[LAL 95-86]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:12.3
[LAL 96-86]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
McGee Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  00:04.9  
  00:04.9 Bynum Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:04.9
[DEN 87-96]
 
  00:04.9 World Peace Substitution replaced by Ebanks 
  00:04.9 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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usa TNTNational10:30 pm ET
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canada TSN2 national 10:30 pm ET
 
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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