Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) -netted 24 points and chipped in 22, as the outlasted the , 108-104, in preseason play.
scored 18 points for Denver, which received 17 points and seven assists from and 14 points from .
led all scorers with 28 points, while and donated 19 and 15 points, respectively, for Los Angeles.
``I was kind of thinking about giving him the night off, anyway, but this made my decision much easier,'' new coachsaid. ``He's fine, but we just want to be smart. He actually feels a lot better right now. If it was the regular season, he'd play. I expect he'll play Tuesday, unless something come up in the next 48 hours that I don't know about.''
Theplay their final preseason game Tuesday night, when they host the .