Lakers vs Nuggets Final: 104-100 - Recap
Los Angeles got 38 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 104-100 victory over Denver on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles did not, however, defeat the Nuggets against the spread, which closed at 5.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 202.5.
Los Angeles got 27 points from Andrew Bynum and another 14 points from Ramon Sessions. Pau Gasol contributed 5 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Denver got 25 points from Ty Lawson in a losing cause and another 14 points from Kenneth Faried. Andre Miller contributed 8 assists for the Nuggets, while Kenneth Faried had 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 55-48 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 52 boards, while Los Angeles only had 48.