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Recap - Lakers Defeat Denver 107-97

Pau Gasol scored 19 points leading the Lakers to a 107-97 victory over Denver at Pepsi Center on Friday.

Los Angeles was the ATS victor, as they covered the 1-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 209.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Ron Artest had 19 points for Los Angeles and Kobe Bryant chipped in with 18 points. Kobe Bryant had 7 assists for the Lakers, while Pau Gasol was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.

Denver got 23 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing cause and another 22 points from Arron Afflalo. Carmelo Anthony contributed 5 assists for the Nuggets, while Nene Hilario had 7 rebounds.

Los Angeles trailed at halftime, 52-49.

The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 47 boards, while Denver only had 27.

Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Utah looking for another win. For Denver, they head home to face Indiana.