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Bryant scores 31 as Lakers beat Nuggets 111-107


By PAT GRAHAM
Posted Dec 23 2015 12:57AM

DENVER (AP) Kobe Bryant's turnaround was unstoppable, just like it was years ago. He played suffocating defense on the hot shooter, same as he did years ago.

For a night, Bryant was vintage Bryant again. No second thoughts about retirement, though.

"Zero. Not even an inkling," he said.

Bryant tied a season high with 31 points after missing a game with a sore right shoulder, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 21-point, first-half deficit to beat the short-handed Denver Nuggets 111-107 on Tuesday.

Bryant also had five assists and played stellar defense to help bottle up the hot-shooting Will Barton, who had 23 points in the first half only to finish with 25.

"I can still play a little bit," said Bryant, who was on the court for 32 minutes in the first game of a back-to-back. "It was a great test for me tonight to see if I could still play both ends of the floor."

The 37-year-old Bryant announced last month he would retire after the season. He received plenty of cheers during his penultimate game in the Mile High City, including chants of "Kobe! Kobe!" in the waning seconds.

Up 103-100 with 1:23 remaining, Bryant hit two free throws and then a jumper to seal the Lakers' fifth win of the season.

"He's still a guy that sees the floor better than everybody," coach Byron Scott said. "He sees it in slow motion."

But that defensive performance. Now that impressed Scott.

"Barton was tearing us up in the first half," Scott said. "I asked Kobe if he wanted to guard him. He's like, `Yeah, I got him.' Two points after that. He just did a fabulous job."

The Nuggets were without Danilo Gallinari (sprained left ankle) and Emmanuel Mudiay (sprained right ankle). Gary Harris went down with a strained right knee early in the game, but returned to score 21 points, tying a career high.

"Bryant had a game tonight and we didn't have anybody that could guard him," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "We had to adjust. Give them credit. That was a good win for them."

Denver's reserves actually outscored the starters by a 58-49 margin.

Los Angeles turned things around in the third quarter thanks to a 27-10 run, with Bryant leading the way. He didn't play in Oklahoma City on Saturday because of a sore shoulder, two days after dunking for the first time this season against Houston.

And while Scott said his star's shoulder was still "a little sore," it hardly showed. He had a behind-the-back pass in the third quarter that set up a 3-pointer by Lou Williams.

Just Bryant being Bryant.

"I've been watching him since I was a little kid. Nothing new," teammate Julius Randle said with a casual shrug.

TIP-INS

Lakers: Former Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal was among the candidates for the recently announced Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's class of 2016. "Be surprising if he wasn't," Scott said. ... Jordan Clarkson had 19 points. ... With his shoulder ailing, Bryant said he took it easy the past few days. "I just rested completely and watched `Star Wars,"' Bryant said.

Nuggets: Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 10 boards. ... Several Broncos sat courtside, including RB C.J. Anderson and safety T.J. Ward. ... PG Jameer Nelson was under the weather, but still played nearly 30 minutes and had eight assists.

AT EASE

Scott has seen a more relaxed Bryant since announcing his retirement. The coach just wishes the Lakers were more competitive in Bryant's farewell season.

"I don't think any of us wanted his last season to be like this," Scott said. "We wanted him to go out on top, have a chance to win another championship. The reality is that's not going to happen."

NANCE'S NIGHT

Rookie Larry Nance Jr. played up the road at Wyoming and had quite a contingent show up to root for him. Nance delivered handshakes before the game and then a 10-point performance.

"It was really cool," Nance said. "Wish I had more time, would've met all 980 people."

UP NEXT

Lakers: Host Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Nuggets: At Phoenix on Wednesday.


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LAL
DEN
     
    • 47.6%

    • 45.6%

    • 26.9%

    • 36.0%

    • 75.0%

    • 84.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL DEN
Total Rebounds 40 44
Offensive Rebounds 11 13
Turnovers 11 12
Fast Break Pts: 9 9
Biggest Lead: 8 21
Points in the Paint: 42 54
LAL DEN
p Bryant   31 Barton   25
rb Randle   10 Jokic   10
a 2 players   5 Nelson   8
s Clarkson   3 2 players   1
b Bass   4 5 players   1
 
  • 11/03 - DEN 120 @ LAL 109
  • 12/22 - LAL 111 @ DEN 107
  • 03/02 - LAL 107 @ DEN 117
  • 03/25 - DEN 116 @ LAL 105
Los Angeles Lakers (5-23)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Bryant F 32:11 10-22 2-9 9-11 +11 1 2 3 5 2 1 1 1 0 31
L. Nance Jr. F 19:26 5-9 0-0 0-0 +6 1 1 2 0 4 0 0 1 1 10
R. Hibbert C 15:12 2-2 0-0 1-1 +8 1 5 6 1 5 0 2 0 0 5
L. Williams G 37:03 6-11 3-5 2-5 +7 1 3 4 5 2 1 1 0 1 17
J. Clarkson G 37:44 6-14 0-2 7-9 +14 3 5 8 2 3 3 2 0 2 19
R. Sacre   02:08 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Russell   21:13 2-6 2-5 0-0 -13 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 6
J. Randle   28:11 3-7 0-0 2-3 -1 3 7 10 1 1 0 2 0 0 8
B. Bass   30:40 4-5 0-0 3-3 +2 1 5 6 2 1 0 1 4 1 11
N. Young   16:12 2-8 0-5 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
A. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Huertas DNP - Coach's Decision
M. World Peace DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-84 7-26 24-32   11 29 40 17 21 6 11 6 5 111
  47.6% 26.9% 75.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 11
Denver Nuggets (11-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Papanikolaou F 11:14 3-5 3-4 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 9
K. Faried F 29:37 4-9 0-0 6-6 -9 3 6 9 3 1 0 1 1 1 14
J. Lauvergne C 16:05 0-4 0-1 0-0 -6 0 4 4 2 4 0 1 1 1 0
G. Harris G 35:25 9-15 2-5 1-2 -8 0 1 1 1 4 1 3 1 0 21
J. Nelson G 29:49 2-9 0-4 1-2 -5 0 3 3 8 2 0 2 0 1 5
W. Barton   38:16 10-21 2-6 3-3 +15 1 7 8 2 3 0 1 1 1 25
N. Jokic   29:59 5-7 0-0 5-6 +3 6 4 10 5 1 0 3 0 0 15
R. Foye   29:16 4-12 1-3 0-0 -7 2 4 6 4 3 0 1 1 2 9
D. Arthur   20:19 4-8 1-2 0-0 +4 1 2 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 9
J. Hickson DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Nurkic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-90 9-25 16-19   13 31 44 26 24 2 12 5 6 107
  45.6% 36.0% 84.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12

inactive

  • Lakers: Black, Kelly
  • Nuggets: Chandler, Gallinari, Mudiay

technical fouls

  • Lakers: Hibbert
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #30 John Goble, #3 Nick Buchert, #52 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 19124
  • Duration: 2:13
Los Angeles Lakers (5-23) Denver Nuggets (11-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lauvergne vs Hibbert (Nance Jr. gains possession)
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harris (1 BLK)  11:43  
Team Rebound  11:42  
Clarkson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:37
[LAL 2-0]
 
  11:17 Faried Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:15  
Nance Jr. Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  11:08
[LAL 4-0]
 
  10:56
[DEN 3-4]
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:44
[LAL 6-3]
 
  10:34 Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:33  
Nance Jr. Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  10:24
[LAL 8-3]
 
  10:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:08 Nelson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Clarkson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:51  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:49  
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  09:45  
  09:25 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Clarkson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:23  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:00
[LAL 11-3]
 
  08:50 Harris Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:49  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:38 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hibbert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  08:30  
  08:30 Team Timeout : Short 
  08:30 Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:30 Team Rebound 
  08:30
[DEN 4-11]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:29 Papanikolaou Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (N Buchert) 
  08:29 Harris Substitution replaced by Barton 
Williams Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:14  
Team Rebound  08:11  
Nance Jr. Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK)  07:54  
  07:52 Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:44
[DEN 6-11]
Barton Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nance Jr. Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:19
[DEN 9-11]
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nelson (1 AST) 
  07:07 Lauvergne Foul: Personal (1 PF) (N Buchert) 
Hibbert Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:53
[LAL 13-9]
 
  06:41
[DEN 12-13]
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nelson (2 AST) 
Clarkson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Twardoski)  06:41  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Sacre  06:41  
  06:41
[DEN 13-13]
Barton Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (1 AST)  06:33
[LAL 16-13]
 
  06:33 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (J Goble) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  06:33
[LAL 17-13]
 
Nance Jr. Substitution replaced by Russell  06:21  
Clarkson Substitution replaced by Randle  06:21  
  06:13
[DEN 16-17]
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nelson (3 AST) 
Russell 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:57 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:48 Faried Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Russell (1 ST) 
  05:37 Lauvergne Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Williams Free Throw Technical Missed  05:37  
Team Rebound  05:37  
  05:37 Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Jokic 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:19
[DEN 18-17]
Barton Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Russell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Twardoski)  05:19  
  05:19 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Foye 
  05:19
[DEN 19-17]
Barton Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:06 Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Sacre Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  04:58  
  04:58
[DEN 20-17]
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:58
[DEN 21-17]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Russell Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Team Rebound 
Sacre Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  04:33  
  04:33
[DEN 22-17]
Jokic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Sacre Substitution replaced by Bass  04:33  
  04:33
[DEN 23-17]
Jokic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:14  
Bass Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:10
[LAL 19-23]
 
  03:52 Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST) 
  03:45 Barton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:45  
Team Rebound  03:45  
  03:45 Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:45
[LAL 20-23]
 
  03:28 Barton Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:22
[DEN 25-20]
Barton Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Randle Jump Shot: Missed  03:12  
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:11  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:05
[LAL 22-25]
 
  02:56
[DEN 28-22]
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:40 Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:27 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:26  
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:05
[LAL 24-28]
 
  01:51 Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:50  
  01:43 Foye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:43  
  01:43 Nelson Substitution replaced by Harris 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:43
[LAL 25-28]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:43
[LAL 26-28]
 
  01:30
[DEN 30-26]
Barton Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jokic (1 AST) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:06
[DEN 32-26]
Barton Running Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST) 
Randle Layup Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:31.9
[DEN 34-26]
Jokic Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:08.8  
  00:07.8 Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.4 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (5-23) Denver Nuggets (11-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[DEN 36-26]
Barton Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Russell 3pt Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:22 Barton Jump Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:21  
  11:04 Arthur Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Randle Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:04
[LAL 27-36]
 
Randle Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:04
[LAL 28-36]
 
  10:48
[DEN 38-28]
Barton Floating Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Jokic (2 AST) 
Russell Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:30  
Bass Substitution replaced by Hibbert  10:30  
  10:14 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:13 Jokic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:01 Foye Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  09:57 Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:51
[DEN 40-28]
Foye Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jokic (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:44  
  09:39 Arthur Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Clarkson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:39
[LAL 29-40]
 
Clarkson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:39
[LAL 30-40]
 
  09:19 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:18  
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
Clarkson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:07  
Randle Turnover : 5 Second Violation (1 TO)  08:57  
  08:45 Jokic Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Randle Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:34  
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:33  
Hibbert Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (J Goble)  08:29  
Hibbert Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:29  
  08:14 Jokic Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:13 Jokic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:13
[DEN 42-30]
Jokic Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  07:58 Barton Foul: Personal (2 PF) (N Buchert) 
  07:58 Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried 
  07:57 Jokic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble) 
Hibbert Technical (N Buchert)  07:57  
  07:57
[DEN 43-30]
Barton Free Throw Technical (23 PTS) 
Russell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:49
[LAL 33-43]
 
  07:33
[DEN 45-33]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Faried (2 AST) 
Russell 3pt Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:23 Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:17 Faried Layup Shot: Missed 
Russell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:16  
Clarkson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Russell (1 AST)  07:10
[LAL 35-45]
 
Hibbert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble)  06:58  
  06:58
[DEN 46-35]
Jokic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Russell Substitution replaced by Williams  06:58  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Bass  06:58  
  06:58
[DEN 47-35]
Jokic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Randle Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  06:44  
  06:27
[DEN 49-35]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST) 
  06:13 Jokic Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (N Buchert) 
Clarkson Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  06:13
[LAL 36-49]
 
  06:13 Jokic Substitution replaced by Lauvergne 
  06:13 Barton Substitution replaced by Nelson 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:01  
Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:54
[LAL 38-49]
 
  05:33
[DEN 51-38]
Harris Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nelson (4 AST) 
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:17
[LAL 40-51]
 
  05:05 Lauvergne 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:04  
Bass Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  04:57
[LAL 42-51]
 
  04:57 Lauvergne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (N Buchert) 
  04:57  
Randle Substitution replaced by Nance Jr.  04:57  
Bass Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  04:57
[LAL 43-51]
 
  04:42
[DEN 53-43]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST) 
Clarkson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  04:33  
  04:33 Foye Substitution replaced by Barton 
Nance Jr. Foul: Personal (1 PF) (N Buchert)  04:16  
  04:06
[DEN 55-43]
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nance Jr. Jump Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:37 Lauvergne Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:37 Team Rebound 
Nance Jr. Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (S Twardoski)  03:37  
  03:25
[DEN 57-43]
Faried Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nelson (5 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lauvergne (1 BLK)  03:06  
  03:06 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Williams Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (J Goble)  03:06  
  02:55
[DEN 59-43]
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lauvergne (1 AST) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Nance Jr. Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble)  02:31  
  02:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:31
[DEN 60-43]
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:31
[DEN 61-43]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:13 Barton Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:12 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:11
[DEN 63-43]
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Clarkson Layup Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:56 Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Clarkson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  01:56  
  01:56 Nelson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:56 Team Rebound 
  01:56
[DEN 64-43]
Nelson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Young Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:42
[LAL 45-64]
 
  01:26 Nelson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:25  
Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:20
[LAL 47-64]
 
  01:20 Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Goble) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:20  
  01:17 Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:04 Lauvergne Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:04  
  01:04 Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Jokic 
  01:04 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (J Goble) 
Young Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.8  
  00:53.9 Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:47.9 Barton Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:46.8  
Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:39.9  
Nance Jr. Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:38.8
[LAL 49-64]
 
  00:23.8 Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:22.9 Jokic Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  00:18.9 Jokic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Clarkson (1 ST) 
  00:04.2 Nelson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:04.2
[LAL 50-64]
 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:04.2
[LAL 51-64]
 
  00:00.2 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (5-23) Denver Nuggets (11-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Harris Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Nance Jr. Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  11:36
[LAL 53-64]
 
  11:12
[DEN 67-53]
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (2 AST)  10:54
[LAL 56-67]
 
  10:45 Lauvergne Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (N Buchert) 
  10:45 Lauvergne Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Nance Jr. Jump Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:20
[DEN 70-56]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lauvergne (2 AST) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST)  10:06  
Bryant Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble)  10:05  
  09:52 Faried Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:51 Team Rebound 
Clarkson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (N Buchert)  09:42  
  09:33 Lauvergne Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:32 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:31 Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nance Jr. (1 BLK) 
  09:30 Team Rebound 
  09:15 Nelson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:15  
  09:15 Faried Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (J Goble) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (1 AST)  08:57
[LAL 59-70]
 
  08:38 Faried Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:37 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:35 Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:33  
Clarkson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:18
[LAL 61-70]
 
  08:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:18 Nelson Substitution replaced by Foye 
  08:01 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:00  
Nance Jr. Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST)  07:45
[LAL 63-70]
 
  07:34 Papanikolaou Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:33  
Hibbert Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST)  07:27
[LAL 65-70]
 
  07:27 Lauvergne Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (N Buchert) 
  07:27 Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Jokic 
  07:27 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Barton 
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  07:27
[LAL 66-70]
 
  07:08 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
Clarkson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:07  
Clarkson Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:05
[LAL 68-70]
 
  07:05 Team Timeout : Short 
Nance Jr. Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Goble)  06:50  
  06:37
[DEN 72-68]
Jokic Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST) 
Hibbert Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (S Twardoski)  06:16  
Hibbert Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:16  
  06:05 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Hibbert Foul: Personal (5 PF) (J Goble)  05:39  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Bass  05:39  
  05:29
[DEN 74-68]
Foye Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:06
[LAL 70-74]
 
  04:53
[DEN 76-70]
Harris Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Faried (3 AST) 
  04:36 Jokic Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Bryant Free Throw Technical Missed  04:36  
Team Rebound  04:36  
Nance Jr. Substitution replaced by Randle  04:36  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:24 Jokic Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:18 Barton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (1 BLK) 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:16  
Clarkson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:08
[LAL 72-76]
 
  03:51 Foye Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (2 BLK) 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:49  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST)  03:43
[LAL 75-76]
 
  03:32 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Clarkson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:31  
Clarkson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  03:26  
Williams Substitution replaced by Russell  03:26  
  03:26 Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur 
  03:09
[DEN 78-75]
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jokic (4 AST) 
  02:55 Barton Foul: Personal (3 PF) (N Buchert) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  02:43
[LAL 77-78]
 
  02:32 Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Clarkson (2 ST) 
Clarkson Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:27
[LAL 79-78]
 
  02:06 Barton Jump Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:06  
Clarkson Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:34 Harris Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Bass Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Randle (1 AST)  01:20
[LAL 81-78]
 
  01:01
[DEN 80-81]
Barton Floating Jump shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST) 
Randle Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST)  00:43.4
[LAL 83-80]
 
  00:30.9 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:29.8  
Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:08.9 Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:01.6 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.6 Foye Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:00.2 Foye Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bass (3 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Clarkson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Foye (1 BLK)  11:36  
  11:34 Foye Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:25 Barton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Clarkson (3 ST) 
Clarkson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Barton (1 BLK)  11:19  
Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:18  
Randle Layup Shot: Missed  11:14  
Randle Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  11:13  
Randle Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:12
[LAL 85-80]
 
  10:47 Jokic Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:46 Jokic Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  10:46
[DEN 82-85]
Jokic Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:24 Jokic Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  10:16 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:16  
Russell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST)  10:03  
  09:58
[DEN 84-85]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Bass Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:37  
Randle Substitution replaced by Nance Jr.  09:37  
  09:37 Harris Substitution replaced by Nelson 
  09:31
[DEN 86-85]
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:31  
Clarkson Substitution replaced by Williams  09:31  
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  09:11  
Team Rebound  09:11  
  09:11 Foye Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  08:58
[LAL 87-86]
 
  08:43
[DEN 88-87]
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Foye (4 AST) 
Russell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  08:25
[LAL 90-88]
 
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble)  08:11  
  08:11
[DEN 89-90]
Jokic Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Nance Jr. Substitution replaced by Randle  08:11  
Young Substitution replaced by Bryant  08:11  
  08:11 Jokic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  08:11  
Randle Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:52
[LAL 92-89]
 
  07:52 Arthur Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (J Goble) 
Randle Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:52  
  07:48 Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:32 Foye Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:31 Foye Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:25 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:23 Jokic Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  07:23
[DEN 91-92]
Jokic Tip Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:53 Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:36 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:36  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  06:13
[LAL 94-91]
 
  05:58
[DEN 93-94]
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nelson (6 AST) 
  05:37  
Russell Substitution replaced by Clarkson  05:36  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:27 Team Rebound 
  05:09 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
Clarkson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:08  
  04:50 Arthur Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  04:50  
Team Rebound  04:50  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (16 PTS)  04:50
[LAL 95-93]
 
  04:50 Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried 
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (17 PTS)  04:50
[LAL 96-93]
 
  04:38 Jokic Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST)  04:25
[LAL 98-93]
 
Bryant Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Goble)  04:16  
  04:08
[DEN 95-98]
Faried Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jokic (5 AST) 
  03:48 Foye Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 3 (25 PTS)  03:48
[LAL 99-95]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 3 (26 PTS)  03:48
[LAL 100-95]
 
  03:48 Foye Substitution replaced by Harris 
Bryant Free Throw 3 of 3 (27 PTS)  03:48
[LAL 101-95]
 
  03:33 Barton Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:32  
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:16 Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:11
[DEN 97-101]
Harris Driving Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Barton (2 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST)  02:49
[LAL 103-97]
 
  02:38
[DEN 100-103]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Nelson (7 AST) 
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  02:11 Harris Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Clarkson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:09  
Clarkson Layup Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:56 Jokic Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
Randle Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (N Buchert)  01:56  
  01:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:56 Jokic Substitution replaced by Arthur 
  01:43 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  01:42  
  01:23 Harris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  01:23
[LAL 104-100]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  01:23
[LAL 105-100]
 
  01:13 Nelson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (4 BLK) 
  01:12 Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:08 Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  01:06  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.8  
Clarkson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:50.8  
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS)  00:32.2
[LAL 107-100]
 
  00:32.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  00:23.3  
  00:23.3
[DEN 101-107]
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Randle Substitution replaced by Young  00:23.3  
  00:23.3
[DEN 102-107]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:22.1 Harris Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Clarkson Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:22.1
[LAL 108-102]
 
Clarkson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:22.1  
Clarkson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:20.8  
  00:16.0 Nelson Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Clarkson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:16.0  
Team Rebound  00:16.0  
Clarkson Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:16.0
[LAL 109-102]
 
  00:09.3
[DEN 104-109]
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  00:08.4 Harris Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Clarkson Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:08.4
[LAL 110-104]
 
Clarkson Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:08.4
[LAL 111-104]
 
  00:00.0
[DEN 107-111]
Arthur 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nelson (8 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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