Denver 112, L.A. Lakers 105

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 6, 2013 9:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #10 Ron Garretson, #68 Marat Kogut
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 34 26 29 23 112
L.A. Lakers 26 34 23 22 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 20-16 11-2 9-14 W2
L.A. Lakers 15-18 10-8 5-10 L3

Recap

Nuggets 112, Lakers 105: Ty Lawson had 21 points and 10 assists without committing a single turnover and Danilo Gallinari added 20 points as visiting Denver defeated Los Angeles for its ninth win in 13 games.

JaVale McGee scored 17 points, Andre Iguodala tallied 15 and Corey Brewer added 14 as the Nuggets won for only the fifth time in 26 games against the Lakers at Staples Center.

Kobe Bryant scored 18 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter for Los Angeles, which dropped three games below .500. Dwight Howard tied a career-high with 26 rebounds to go with 14 points, Metta World Peace scored 16 and Steve Nash added 10 and 13 assists.

The Nuggets led by six entering the final quarter and boosted the lead to 99-89 on a 3-pointer by Lawson with 6:11 remaining. Los Angeles was within 105-102 after Bryant’s 3-pointer with 36.2 seconds left before Gallinari hit from beyond the arc to give Denver a six-point edge with 13.8 seconds remaining.

Denver led 34-26 after one quarter and again led by eight with three minutes to go in the half. Los Angeles closed with a 11-3 surge to tie the game at 60-60 at the break.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Howard has three 20-rebound outings this season and two have come against Denver. … Andre Miller had a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists off the bench for the Nuggets. … Bryant scored 27 or more points for the 17th consecutive game. He was just 4-of-14 shooting over the first three quarter before going 7-of-12 in the final stanza.

Top Game Performances

Denver   L.A. Lakers
Ty Lawson 21 Scoring Kobe Bryant 29
Ty Lawson 10 Assists Steve Nash 13
Kosta Koufos 7 Rebounds Dwight Howard 26
Danilo Gallinari 5 Free Throws Made Jordan Hill 5
Ty Lawson 3 Steals Dwight Howard 1
JaVale McGee 2 Blocks Dwight Howard 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 112 43.6 9-24 15-23 33 44 6 10 10
L.A. Lakers 105 46.3 10-30 19-27 30 48 11 4 18

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Lakers have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .588 after a loss.