Apr 29, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets small forward Corey Brewer (13) guards Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) in the second half of game one in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. Lakers won 103-88. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
The Los Angeles Lakers continue their opening round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. Andrew Bynum's triple-double and Kobe Bryant's 31 points led the Lakers to a 103-88 victory on Sunday in Los Angeles. The Lakers lead the series 1-0.
Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. PT
TV: TNT (National), FSN West (Local)
Home vs. Road: Lakers are 27-7 at home this season, Nuggets are 18-16 on the road this season
Playoff Series Stats Leaders:
- Points: Kobe Bryant, 31
- Rebounds: Andrew Bynum, 13
- Assists: Pau Gasol, 8
Denver in the Paint:
The Nuggets shot 36.7 percent from inside the paint on Sunday, the first time they've ever shot below 40 percent in the paint the entire season. JaVale McGee
was held to zero points on 0-for-6 shooting. The center averages over ten points a game. The Nuggets need to improve its offensive production from the post to be able to compete with the Lakers on Tuesday night.