L.A. Lakers 93, Denver 89

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 3, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #55 Bill Kennedy, #52 Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 19155

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 23 21 28 21 93
Denver 21 20 27 21 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 14-9 11-2 3-7 W3
Denver 15-8 7-4 8-4 L1

Recap


Andrew Bynum had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Kobe Bryant scored 20 points as the Los Angeles Lakers opened a six-game trip with a 93-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.

Bynum was 10 of 13 from the field as the Lakers (14-9) improved to 3-7 on the road. Bryant shot just 7 of 23 but also had nine assists and six rebounds.

Al Harrington had 24 points and eight rebounds for Denver (15-8), which has dropped three of four. Andre Miller had 16 points and seven assists and Ty Lawson added 14 points and seven helpers.

Leading scorer Danilo Gallinari was just 1 of 9 for six points, well below his average of 17.6 points. He connected on just one of six 3-point attempts.

Harrington made back-to-back 3-pointers to get the Nuggets to 84-83 but Metta World Peace nailed a 3-pointer for an 87-83 lead with 3:39 remaining. Harrington made a layup to get Denver to 87-85 but Bryant sank two free throws.

Nene hit a short jumper but Derek Fisher made it 91-87 with a 21-footer. Lawson then found Nene, who glided past Bynum in the lane for a slam with 28.6 seconds to go.

The Nuggets got another chance with 11 seconds left but Harrington's 3-pointer bounced off the rim.

Neither team shot well from 3-point range. The Nuggets were just 5 of 22 and the Lakers 4 of 13.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Denver
Andrew Bynum 22 Scoring Al Harrington 24
Kobe Bryant 9 Assists Ty Lawson 7
Pau Gasol 17 Rebounds Al Harrington 8
Kobe Bryant 5 Free Throws Made Andre Miller 6
Kobe Bryant 2 Steals Arron Afflalo 2
Andrew Bynum 3 Blocks Danilo Gallinari 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 93 47.4 4-13 15-25 19 47 6 8 11
Denver 89 44.0 5-23 18-23 20 40 3 7 12

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Utah . The Lakers have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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