Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ty Lawson took advantage of a sluggish Los
Angeles defense, tallying 30 points and 17 assists as the Denver Nuggets
topped the Lakers 134-126 in a shootout at Pepsi Center.
Kenneth Faried had a game and season-high 32 points with 13 rebounds for
Denver, winners in two straight on the heels of six straight losses. Wilson
Chandler added 19 points in the victory.
Lawson became the first Denver player to post at least 30 points and 15
assists in a game since Allen Iverson had 44 points and 15 dimes on March 17,
The Nuggets are set to embark on a five-game road trip starting in New Orleans
Pau Gasol scored 27 for the Lakers, who have given up at least 100 points in
eight straight tilts. In three consecutive losses, opposing teams are
Ryan Kelly and Jordan Farmar each had 24 points in reserve roles, while
Kendall Marshall dished out 14 assists. The setback guaranteed LA's first
losing season since 2004-05.
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