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In a sloppy game Denver overcomes poor shooting to grind out a road win against the hapless Lakers, 101-94

Kobe goes up for a contested lay up against the Nuggets
Kobe goes up for a contested lay up against the Nuggets
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Denver survives an ugly battle in Los Angeles defeating the Lakers 101-94 in overtime.  Danilo Gallinari missed clutch free throws at the end of regulation and overtime, but came through with the dagger in the form of a loooong three pointer with 1:28 remaining in OT.  Kobe Bryant lead all scorers with 27 points.  Wilson Chandler lead the Nuggets with 19 points while shooting 5/11 from three.  Both teams shot less than 38% from the field, making every offensive possession look like a chore.  It was painful to watch, but good teams find ways to close out bad teams when they aren't shooting well.  Winning a close road battle to extend the win streak to 4, and 7 against the Lakers, is a great feeling as Denver heads home to face the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.

Denver Nuggets
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kenneth Faried, PF 19 4-9 0-0 0-3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 8
Wilson Chandler, SF 41 6-15 5-11 2-3 0 8 8 2 1 1 1 5 19
Timofey Mozgov, C 30 5-9 0-0 3-4 6 7 13 0 1 1 1 5 13
Ty Lawson, PG 43 5-10 1-2 7-10 0 3 3 16 0 0 5 3 18
Arron Afflalo, SG 42 5-17 1-6 4-4 1 5 6 1 1 0 1 3 15
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Darrell Arthur, PF 19 3-7 1-5 2-2 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 2 9
Danilo Gallinari, SF 31 3-8 2-7 2-4 0 7 7 1 0 0 1 1 10
J.J. Hickson, C 12 2-5 0-0 2-4 4 4 8 0 0 0 1 2 6
JaVale McGee, C 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 3 2
Nate Robinson, PG 10 0-4 0-2 1-2 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 4 1
Randy Foye, SG 11 0-5 0-4 0-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0
Alonzo Gee, SF DNP COACH'S DECISION
Jusuf Nurkic, C DNP COACH'S DECISION
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
34-90 10-37 23-38 14 43 57 20 7 2 16 28 101
37.8% 27.0% 60.5%
Fast break points: 9
Points in the paint: 38
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers): 16 (18)
Los Angeles Lakers
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Ed Davis, PF 22 1-3 0-0 2-4 2 3 5 1 1 1 1 6 4
Wesley Johnson, SF 42 3-10 0-3 1-1 1 11 12 2 2 3 0 3 7
Jordan Hill, C 42 2-8 0-0 7-8 1 13 14 1 1 1 2 4 11
Jeremy Lin, PG 36 8-15 0-4 1-3 0 3 3 5 2 0 3 5 17
Kobe Bryant, SG 44 10-24 0-2 7-10 2 4 6 4 0 0 4 1 27
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Nick Young, SF 28 2-12 1-5 2-2 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 7
Robert Sacre, C 18 4-6 0-0 5-6 2 1 3 1 3 1 0 2 13
Ronnie Price, PG 17 0-3 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 4 0
Wayne Ellington, SG 16 3-8 2-7 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 8
Carlos Boozer, PF DNP COACH'S DECISION
Xavier Henry, SF DNP COACH'S DECISION
Jordan Clarkson, PG DNP COACH'S DECISION
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
33-89 3-24 25-34 9 41 50 15 10 6 13 28 94
37.1% 12.5% 73.5%
Fast break points: 11
Points in the paint: 38
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers): 13 (15)

Flagrant Fouls: None
Technical Fouls: PLAYERS: None - TEAMS: None - COACHES: None
Officials: Kane Fitzgerald, Bill Spooner, Karl Lane
Attendance: 18,997
Time of Game: 2:43