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Nuggets Fall 96-87 Against Los Angeles - Game Recap

Denver was victimized for 23 points and 17 rebounds by Pau Gasol as the Lakers defeated the Nuggets 96-87 in NBA action on Saturday.

The Lakers were a 5.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 193.5.

Steve Blake had 19 points for Los Angeles and Kobe Bryant chipped in with 17 points. Kobe Bryant had 8 assists for the Lakers, while Andrew Bynum was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 18 boards.

Denver got 24 points from Ty Lawson in a losing cause and another 24 points from Al Harrington. Andre Miller contributed 8 assists for the Nuggets, while JaVale McGee had 14 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 48-42 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 54 boards, while Los Angeles only had 50.