NBA Game Summary - LA Lakers at Denver

1:21 AM, May 5, 2012   |    comments
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Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Ty Lawson scored 25 points on Friday and the Nuggets rode a strong start to a 99-84 win over the Lakers in Game 3 of a Western Conference quarterfinal matchup.

Denver had never led in the series entering Friday, but jumped out to a 16- point advantage in the first quarter and Los Angeles never fully recovered.

JaVale McGee added 16 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks for the Nuggets, who lost forward Al Harrington to a fractured nose in the third quarter. Danilo Gallinari and Andre Miller both scored 13 and Kenneth Faried finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds.

Andrew Bynum scored 18 points -- all in the second half -- and grabbed 12 points for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant scored 18 points on 7-of-23 shooting.

Game 4 is set for Sunday in Denver.


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