The Lakers outscored the Nuggets 25-20 to cut the lead from six to one after three, getting a few buckets from Kobe Bryant and ample contributions from Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill. Bryant has 20 points on 9 of 20 shooting, Bynum 17 points on 7-11 shooting with seven rebounds, Gasol 11 points on 5-9 shooting, and Hill has nine points and seven rebounds.
The Nuggets continue to be led by Danilo Gallinari with 16 points and Andre Miller with 13 points. Ty Lawson is stuck on nine points, Corey Brewer has seven points, and there are a bunch of Nuggets with six points. Denver is now down to under 48% shooting, and the Lakers are up to 45.5% shooting. Neither side has much of an advantage anywher eon the stat sheet.