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NBA Game Summary - LA Lakers at Denver



(Wednesday, November 13th)

Final Score: Denver 111, LA Lakers 99

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Wilson Chandler returned to Denver's lineup and helped the Nuggets pull away in the fourth quarter for a 111-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Chandler strained his right hamstring on the second day of training camp and had not played in Denver's first six contests. He was a much-needed addition off the bench -- 12 points and five rebounds -- for a club that had not won consecutive games until Wednesday.

Timofey Mozgov tied a career high with 23 points, Kenneth Faried added 21 points and 13 rebounds and Ty Lawson contributed 19 points and seven assists in the victory.

Jordan Hill, Pau Gasol and Steve Blake each recorded double-doubles in a losing effort. Hill made a case to stay in the starting lineup with an 18- point, 15-rebound effort. Gasol finished with 25 points and 12 boards and Blake logged 15 points and 11 assists.

The Lakers were playing the second game of a back-to-back after rolling to a convincing win over New Orleans. They stayed within striking distance Wednesday but did not have the legs down the stretch, hitting just 25 percent (6-of-24) from the floor over the final 12 minutes.

Chandler hit a pair of 3-pointers during a 10-0 run that turned a six-point game into a 103-87 Nuggets lead with 5:04 remaining.

"With everybody healthy, we're a pretty good team. We can play with the best of them," Chandler said.

The closest LA got from there was a dozen.

"If you give this team momentum at home they take full advantage of it, and that's what happened," Blake said.

The Lakers scored the game's first eight points, but the early lead didn't last long. Denver responded with a 15-2 run during the middle stages and led by as many as 10 before Nick Young drained a late 3-pointer to cut LA's deficit to 33-28 heading to the second.

Denver put in 10 of the first 12 points in the second quarter, only to have the Lakers take the blow and rally back just before the break. The visitors were within two at one point and went into the locker room trailing 60-54

That's the way it went in the third, with the Nuggets failing to put the nail in the coffin as the Lakers scored the final six points of the frame to get within 83-79 going into the fourth.

Game Notes

The Lakers' bench, one day after totaling 56 points against the Pelicans, combined for just 28 ... Denver's reserves had 51 points ... The Nuggets held a 60-32 advantage in points in the paint and scored 17 more second-chance points (36-19) ... Denver has won four straight meetings with the Lakers.

11/14 01:15:43 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
NYR 1
CAR 0
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
Final
BRK 110
DET 105
Final
SAC 108
LAL 101
Final
ORL 88
PHI 96
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
Final
MIN 96
IND 100
Final
OKC 99
NOP 101
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
Final
KSU 53
NDST 52
 
Final
WASU 82
SJST 53
2nd
UTEP 48
ALCOR 17
 
1st
SEAT 23
SACST 14
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
Final
EDM 5
DAL 6
Final
BOS 4
BUF 3
Final
NYR 1
CAR 0
Final
CHI 4
TOR 0
2nd
WIN 3
PHI 1
 
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
3rd
ARI 3
SEA 14